1909 Unemployment in New York  family photo

1909 Unemployment in New York

This photo shows a group of unemployed men in New York on May 31st 1909 holding signs calling for the unemployed to rally together. A few of the signs read "The right to work shall be guaranteed to a ... show more

This photo shows a group of unemployed men in New York on May 31st 1909 holding signs calling for the unemployed to rally together. A few of the signs read "The right to work shall be guaranteed to all citizens regardless of creed, color or sex" and "Fall in line make way for brotherhood establish justice".

Parade of unemployed
1 photographic print : gelatin silver.
A group of men carrying placards walking down a street.
  • Bain News Service photograph.
  • George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
  • Original negative may be available: LC- B2-699-11
  • Bain Collection
  • Unemployed--New York (State)--New York--1900-1910.
  • Demonstrations--New York (State)--New York--1900-1910.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1900-1910.
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Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.