“Street cleaner” today conjures an image of a big vehicle with big brushes on the front. Not so long ago, a street cleaner wasn’t a machine — but a man.
Here’s a street cleaner, the human variety, wiping his brow during a heat wave that hit the city 55 years ago today.
"It isn’t the heat or the humidity — it’s both"
“Jack Petrotto, cleaning Delaware Ave. near Skyway entrance, takes time to wipe his brow.”