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"Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen"

As the Great Depression dragged on for months, and then years, after the stock market crash of 1929, Americans grew increasingly hungry and desperate. Long lines outside soup kitchens and other private charities that distributed free or low cost food became a common sight in American cities.

Source | Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone. The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed." February 1931. National Archives and Records Administration, http://www.archives.gov/research/american-cities/images/american-cities-129.jpg
Creator | Unknown
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Unknown, “"Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 19, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2025.

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