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New York City Tip Jars

Collected by Jim Walrod

Tip jars are a weird thing. Some people fear them as much as a coughing homeless guy with feet wrapped in bloody bandages and an open hand; others will completely ignore their existence unless they know that they can gain some sort of recognition from the gesture of throwing their change, or even a dollar
into the jar. No matter what, they always elicit an emotional response - Does the worker deserve it? Why is he asking for it? Is it worth it to leave the tip?

Because of how ubiquitous tip jars are, their creators often go through great effort to make theirs unique. And because of this, the best ones are virtually impossible to pry from the hands of their proud owners, but over the years I have gotten lucky ...

--Jim Walrod

February 22, 2013 - January 12, 2014 More Information