New York Breadline
- Category: Social Action
- Created: Wednesday, 23 September 2009 06:26
- Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2009 05:51
- Written by Steve Marshall
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Unemployed men queuing for coffee and bread at a soup kitchen run by the Bahai Fellowship at 203 East 9th Street, New York, circa 1930.
One quote in the window reads, "Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind." Another quote reads, "This Bodes Some Strange Eruption to our State". That second quote is from the play, "Hamlet", and I'm thinking it's a good good one to place on any 1930 New York soup kitchen front window.
It's quite possible that the "Bahai Fellowship" was run by the New History Society / Caravan of East and West, which was operating under the wing of the New York Baha'i spiritual assembly at that time. Well, sort of....
See the discussion on this photo at Bread Line by Baha'i Centre