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Calle de las pandillas en Springfield, 1916.

Bad boys, bad boys watcha gonna do when they come for you? Lewis Wickes Hine June 1916 "Street gang, corner Margaret and Water streets, Springfield, Massachusetts;

Slumber Party, 1924

Slumber Party, 1924 - Group of young women drinking and smoking at a slumber party. Photograph by the Block Brothers Studio, Missouri Historical Society, Block Brothers Studio Collection. Not much has changed these were the best kind of sleepovers!

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Kids playing leap frog on a street, New York, -Childhood Memories- meadoria

1920's bootleggers hide their identities  having been caught red handed

Gangsters: Purple Gang members hide their faces from the camera in May

Monday, washing day. New York 1900

Buy the Laundry on Clotheslines New York City 1900 Photo Print for sale at The McMahan Photo Art Gallery and Archive.

Peace Treaty in Pilsen 1977 Almighty Ambrose, Kool gang, Insane Latin Brothers, Bishops, and Latin Counts

Peace Treaty in Pilsen 1977 Almighty Ambrose, Kool gang, Insane Latin Brothers, Bishops, and Latin Counts

New York - Stickball in Little Italy, 1956 - Leonard Freed

A popular street game in urban America - Stickball. Seen being played in NYC's Little Italy, 1956 - Photo Leonard Freed

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”  - Smithsonian

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a

New York City, c.1900,  Prince Street

Lantern Slide of Hester Street, Lower East Side, New York City, National Archives Identifier 3854683

Circa 1900-1910. “Yard of tenement, New York City.

Circa "Yard of tenement, New York City." Hung out to dry somewhere in Manhattan. Image by: Detroit Publishing Company glass negative.

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