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Bicycle messengers

Bicycle messengers

Photographer / Artist: Cobb Studio

Department: Photo Archives
Date: ca. 1910
Medium: glass plate negative
Dimensions:
4 13/16 × 7 7/8 in. (12.2 × 19.9 cm)
Classification: Photography
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Tom S. Hatton and Zack Clem
Object number: PA1981.125.114
DescriptionThree boys in dark uniforms with “ADT” on the front of their shirts stand to the left of their bicycles in front of the Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They stand on the sidewalk directly in front of the entrance to the office. All three boys hold on to the handlebars of their bikes and face the camera. A fourth boy leans against the front of the building to the right of the frame. An employee of the Western Union office is looking through the doorway window at the camera. There is damage to the negative in the upper and lower edges and along the left side of the plate.
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Cobb Studio
Bicycle messenger boys
ca. 1910
digital reproduction of a glass plate negative
gift of Tom S. Hatton and Zack Clem
PA1981.125.114

Three boys in dark uniforms with “ADT” on the front of their shirts stand to the left of their bicycles in front of the Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office on Second Street in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cobb Studio did much of their work in their studio on Gold Avenue, but Eddie and her children did go out into the community and shot many scenes throughout Albuquerque and the nearby pueblos.


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