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Title: Three DSC Sweepers on 5th Avenue
Keywords: On the Job, work
History
Carry can
Cleaning
Department of Street Cleaning
Manhattan
Sanitation worker
Sweeping - hand
Uniform
White Wings
Issue Date: 16-Oct-2007
Abstract: Black and white photo of three DSC workers in white wing uniforms shoveling sand from a sand box on a curb on 5th Avenue. Two stand on the sidewalk and shovel sand from a box labeled "Department of Street Cleaning/SAND BOX." These two men's hats, from left to right, are labeled "1514" and "1100." The other worker, standing on the street, holds a wheeled carry can filled with sand. His hat has no number. Three boys are visible behind them. At the corner behind them, more DSC workers, a carry can, a full garbage can and a woman with a feathered hat are visible. In the upper left corner, a business sign is barely visible which reads: "527 5. AVE" and "TEL BRYANT 6990." The marquee on the next building to the right reads "JOHN N. GOLDING."
Description: Glossy black and white photo with uneven white borders, approximately 8" x 10". Verso: Avery label on bottom center with laser-printed centered text reading "ID #________/Courtesy New York City/Department of Sanitation/Photo Unit." Handwritten black ink "499" written in ID#____ space. Provenance: Removed from site by Robin Nagle, 9/07. Found in brown folder labeled "Pictures and souvenir program."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2451/23703
Appears in Collections:NYU-New York Department of Sanitation Museum Project

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