Urchin Tree

Posted by jdg | 12:10 PM

"The Christmas Spirit reaches some Transient Flats children after Christmas via the city dump." From the California State Archives collection of Great Depression photographs at LearnCalifornia.org

I've always been haunted by that part in To Kill a Mockingbird when Scout mentions that the only time she ever saw where the Ewells lived was when they brought their Christmas tree out to the town dump. 

Nearly all of these urchins were discovered in the photography archives of the Library of Congress (and available without copyright restrictions online). Otherwise, urchin photos will be credited to the appropriate photographer with a link to its source (unless they come from my own collection of photographs from unknown photographers). If there is ever a copyright concern, do not hesitate to contact me.