Food Line in the Depression

Taken in .

Inflation: Almost too recent and painful to recall - the dark days in America's 1930 Depression. Men this side of the sign are assured of a five-cent meal - the rest must wait for generous passersby.

1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller.
  • Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches).
  • Annotation on negative.
  • Caption card lists some of the printing history of image.
  • Image source: Brown Brothers.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • LOT 1905 (Location of corresponding print.)
  • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
  • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at
  • Film copy on SIS roll 33, frame 1135.
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
United States. Office of War Information.
  • United States.
  • Nitrate negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
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