Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #11188840
And also an interesting comment on social status since the man or boy actually shining the shoes in the photograph doesn't even get a mention!
It's either a commentary on social status or an acknowledgment that of the possibly hundreds of people who were within the frame during this approximately 10-minute exposure, only one—the man receiving the shoe shine—is clearly distinguishable.
If it's a matter of social status, however, the almost entirely ghostly figure to the right of the shoe-shine scene must be the most socioeconomically downtrodden of all. Almost no one ever mentions the poor fellow.
Oh, by the way, the photograph is interesting, isn't it?