Looking for a job during the Great Depression

A photographer for Look magazine captured this circa-1930s image of men flocking around the help-wanted notices outside the Sherman Employment Agency, on Sixth Avenue.

Hopefully these guys weren’t too down and out to afford the 30-cents-and-under meals advertised next door.

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2 Responses to “Looking for a job during the Great Depression”

  1. RedBull » Blog Archive » Is It Bad To Drink Redbull During The Night? - Just another WordPress weblog Says:

    […] Looking for a job during the Great Depression « Ephemeral New York […]

  2. sean Says:

    Pigs’ knuckles cost more than hamburger and the same price as T-bone?

    What’s that all about?

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