This man was part of the demolition crew tearing down the Bisset’s Department Store on the Corner of Wilson and Broadway. I photographed him on December 27, 1975. It was bitterly cold that day. The entire crew had a hard time staying warm doing this bone-jarring work. Most of the others on his team had much heavier coats and pants. Even as I was photographing this man, I felt sorry for him. He had his hands jammed in his pockets to avoid frostbite, but the pockets did little to keep his hands warm because the jacket was torn so badly. In that place, at that time, I realized how hard people could sometimes work and how little they earned for their efforts.