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Bellocq ~Plate 29 from Storyville Portraits There has been considerable speculation as to who scratched out the heads of subjects of the next few plates, and why. Some say it was most likely E.J. Bellocq’s brother, a priest, who did it after finding them in his brother’s effects. Others say it was E.J. himself, who did it for personal reasons, either to protect the identity of the person, or for some other reason unknown. via bunæn

Vintage Photo (circa unknown): Teen school girl heads off to school in the city carrying her books. Note that this was long before the days of backpacks and her books are bound together with leather straps, as was typical of the time period.