I found this interesting old photo in the Library of Congress digital collection, no date, with the caption “Christmas Card vendor, New York.”
— His spelling of Cristmas and New Yeaps is a little, shall we say, unorthodox.
— If we use the ‘Emergency Baggage Repair’ shop for orientation, it appears the vendor is standing across the street from where this Taco Bell sits today.
— I’m not sure of the date, although I’m going to guess the early 1910s. According to this list from 1908, Emergency Baggage Repair Co., owned by a William Eck, is listed with the tag “Your old trunk or baggage made as good as new”