Thursday, May 19, 2011

NYC Vintage Image: The First Great Depression, 1935

During the first Great Depression, out-of-work New Yorkers line up in front of employment agencies desperately in search of jobs, along 49th Street in 1935.
Sadly, this is one vintage image we are reliving again. Despite news reports that have termed the economic collapse of 2007 as a "recession," statisticians recognize that is pure bunk. Indeed, we are now enduring the Second Great Depression.


In this close-up of the images above, note that beside the Geneva Employment Agency, there is a liquor store. Wise placement, if you ask meese!