East Village curiosity shop, East 9th Street, New York City. 27 December 2012


The haggard aspect of the little old man was wonderfully suited to the place; he might have groped among old churches and tombs and deserted houses and gathered all the spoils with his own hands. There was nothing in the whole collection but was in keeping with himself nothing that looked older or more worn than he.  


— The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens.

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