I forgot to note the full text of the scar on this plate. But I have been looking at a lot of high contrast portraits and street photography lately and when I saw this on the way home today it jumped out at me.
This is really on a relatively micro scale, a small detail in the (scaffolded) steps connecting Bennett and Ft. Washington avenues. Just playing with the light. Or better "Chasing the Light," which I read earlier this summer for inspiration.