Each bench was jammed with sleeping occupants. Frontispiece to Jack London's The People of the Abyss (London: Macmillan, 1903). Thanks to an observant reader, William Arthurs, who kindly pointed out that London's frontispiece included the camel-ended bench of the kind Jacqueline Banerjee photographed. The photograph comes from a copy of the book in the Internet Archive.

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