A shoe-shine man reads a newspaper while waiting in Cathedral Square for customers: Picturing Canterbury

A shoe-shine man reads a newspaper while waiting in Cathedral Square for customers, Christchurch
A shoe-shine man reads a newspaper while waiting in Cathedral Square for customers, Christchurch Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference CCL PhotoCD 3, IMG0061

3 thoughts on “A shoe-shine man reads a newspaper while waiting in Cathedral Square for customers: Picturing Canterbury

  1. Sarndra 11 April 2014 / 5:23 pm

    Interesting. I wonder if he is a disabled returned serviceman.

  2. Lemuel 13 April 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Love this photo! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wendy 20 April 2014 / 8:56 am

    He wasn’t the only one legged Shoe Shine the city ever had. In 1913 a ‘bootblack’ by the name of John Diffen operated in the Triangle and had a narrow escape when a run away horse charged at him. He’d lost his right leg ten years previous in a tram accident.
    http://lostchristchurch.org.nz/the-triangle-christchurch/6

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