Poverty And Unemployment
Poverty And Unemployment
MIGRANT WORKER, 1936. Daughter of a migrant coal miner, living in the American River
MONEY LENDING, 1870. "I Gave Credit/I Sell for Cash": lithograph, 1870
GROUP OF HOBOES, 1920s. Group of hoboes in the American midwest, 1920s.
MIGRANT WORKERS, 1941. Shacks of African American migrant workers in Belle Glade, Florida
BRAZIL: FAVELA, 1955. The interior of a 'favela' (slum dwelling) in a suburb
DEPRESSION: HARLEM, 1931. Men lined up outside an unemployment office in Harlem, New York City
SCOTLAND: GLASGOW, 1868. Old Venel Close (alley) off High Street in Glasgow, Scotland
BONVIN: CHARITY, 1851. The Sisters of Charity. Oil on canvas by Francois Bonvin, 1851.
NEW DEAL: WPA POSTER. 'A Young Man's Opportunity
NEW YORK: BREAD LINE, 1907. Unemployed workers in a New York City bread line, 1907.
ORGAN GRINDER, 1897. An organ-grinder and his wife in New York City, 1897.
NEW DEAL: WPA POSTER. 'Jobs for Girls and Women
MIGRANT MOTHER, 1936. Florence Thompson, a 32-year-old migrant worker and mother of seven
WW II: EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. Get a War Job: U
NEW YORK: TENEMENT LIFE. A tenement interior on the Lower East Side, 1896.
SOUP KITCHEN, 1931. A New York City soup kitchen during the Great Depression, 1931.
SPITZWEG: POOR POET, 1839. The Poor Poet, by Carl Spitzweg. Oil on canvas, 1839.
NEW DEAL: WPA POSTER. 'Work Pays America!' American poster, c1936-39, by
TENEMENT LIFE, NYC, c1889. Lodgers in a Bayard Street tenement. Photograph, c1889
CHRISTMAS POOR, 1936. A Christmas Day dinner of potatoes, cabbage and pie at the
RIIS: NEW YORK, 1901. Young street Arabs sleeping on a steam grate from an underground
HENNINGSEN: EVICTED, 1890. Oil on canvas by Erik Henningsen, 1890.
FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1795-96. Scarcity and privation in Paris during the 4th year of
NEW YORK: BREAD LINE, 1915. Bread line on 41st Street, New York City, 30 January 1915.
FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1789. Screaming 'Bread! Bread! Bread!', women of Paris
GERMANY: INFLATION, 1923. Berliners selling tin cans for scrap during severe inflation
NYC: HOMELESS, 1874. Station-House Lodgers: some of New York City's homeless
BONUS ARMY MARCHERS, 1932. The 'Bonus Brigade' of World War I veterans at the U
SLUM LANDLORDS, 1895. 'Our Religious Landlords and Their Rookery Tenants'
CHRISTMAS DINNER, 1908. Women carrying baskets containing Christmas dinner from the
EMPLOYMENT BUREAU, 1937. Men standing outside the employment bureau storefront in
PUERTO RICO: SLUM, 1942. A street in the slum area of the hill town of Lares, Puerto Rico
NEW YORK: TENEMENTS, 1912. A row of tenements on Elizabeth Street in the Lower East
WASHINGTON SLUM, 1935. The slum district of Washington, D
UNEMPLOYMENT CENSUS, 1937. Census directors John D. Biggers, William L. Austin and Frederick A
LONDON: RIVERSIDE, c1860. Riverside view in Lambeth, London, England, along the Thames
COTTON PICKER, 1937. Feet of an African American cotton picker near Clarksdale, Mississippi
NEW DEAL: WPA. Symbol for the Work Projects Administration, 1935.
NEW YORK: FIRE ESCAPES. 'The New York Tenement House "Fire-Escapes
SEATTLE: HOOVERVILLE, 1933. Shacks of the unemployed in a 'Hooverville' shantytown
FRANCE: BREAD RIOT, 1793. The mayor of Rouen blocks citizens from entering the Hotel
NEW YORK CITY: BREAD LINE. Unemployed workers in a New York City bread line beside
HOMELESS BOY, 1937. A Native American boy seated in front of a tent near Little Fork, Minnesota
NEW YORK: HOMELESS, 1873. Homeless women spending the night in a shelter at a police
CANADA: GREAT DEPRESSION, 1930. Seven men share one bedroom during the Great Depression in Canada
NEW YORK: TENEMENT, 1936. Courtyard of the first model tenement built in New York
OUTDOOR TOILET, 1935. A typical outhouse in the slum district of Washington, D.C
NEW YORK: TENEMENT, c1890. Bathtub stored in a tenement air shaft. Photograph by Jacob A
TURKEY: ISTANBUL, 1952. A street in a poor section of Istanbul, 1952.
NEW YORK CITY: BREAD LINE. Unemployed workers on a bread line at McCauley Water Street
AUTHOR & BOOKSELLER, 1811. 'The Poor Author and the Rich Bookseller
POOR PEOPLE'S MARCH, 1968. Protesters marching on Connecticut Avenue near Lafayette
NEW DEAL: C.C.C. CAMP. World War I veterans, many in suits, are boarding a bus for
ITALY: NAPLES, c1904. An impovished street in Naples, Italy. Stereograph, c1904.
BOSTON: SLUMS, 1909. Young boy eating scraps out of trash bins in a Boston slum
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