Bread line, New York, 1930s

Bread line, New York, 1930s

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Caption: Bread line. Men queuing at a bread line for food handouts during the Great Depression. This bread line is next to the approach to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, millions of unemployed were dependent on handouts of food. This photograph was taken as part of a US government photography project that documented everyday American life between 1935 and 1944.

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