shoeblack

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a person who polishes shoes and boots

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Almost always prepubescent (and thus one would think still in need of parental care), they are nonetheless usually represented alone, never in a group with other African Americans of any age, and their significance emerges only in terms of their service to whites as servants, shoeblacks, or Civil War contraband.
We see shoeblacks and lamplighters with their tools and utensils; and milkmaids, fruit sellers and prostitutes touting their wares.
The workers in the background during Bloom's travels, sliding in and out of his consciousness--pawnbrokers, police, or shoeblacks, telegram boys, and cabbies--reflect either the extent of Dublin's recession, or the imbalance between the rich and poor.