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A young man in a Superman costume holds a sign that says WE BUY GOLD at the corner of Coldwater Road and Collins Drive in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is advertising a store called We Buy Gold in the JoAnn Plaza shopping center.


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Superman Buys Gold

The "We Buy Gold" store in the JoAnn Plaza shopping center on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne always has people standing on the corner holding these "Cash For Gold" signs. This young man always dresses as Superman or Spiderman, so I stopped and photographed him. He said he was 19 years old and was working to help support his three week old baby son.

With the economy the way it is in Fort Wayne, this is about the only kind of job available. I've recently seen a lot of men my father's age holding signs on street corners for places like this, and for other retailers and restaurants. Many of them had good paying middle class jobs. Now they stand around all day holding a sign for minimum wage.

Things worked out better for the young man in the photo. A couple months later, I finally got around to making him the print that I promised him of this photograph. I went looking for him, and one of his co-workers told me that he had been promoted, and was the manager of another We Buy Gold location in Fort Wayne. His hard work finally paid off, and he is doing well now.





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