Working Stiffs… thats one of the art collections now at the Queens Museum in NYC through November 14th.
Fifty photographs have been selected from the permanent collection of the Queens Museum of Art to articulate what it is to work, cross-culturally and geographically, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. An extensive range of images highlight contemporary artists such as Sylvia Plachy, Pedro Meyer and Dulce Pinzon whose insightful works reveal the visages of laundry attendants, tailors, servants and even Hot Dog Vendors with both intelligence and humor, to 19th century anonymous photographers documenting the daily life of the trades in Europe, the United States and the Far East.
The above photo was taken by Depression-era photographer Berenice Abbott
Times have changed! look at what a hot dog cart looks like now.