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Depression Era Apple Seller at Broadway and W. 32 Street, 1930

Depression Era Apple Seller at Broadway and W. 32 Street, c. 1930

In 1930, the International Apple Shippers Association, overstocked on fruit, came up with short term solution for the unemployed. They sold them apples at a greatly reduced rate on credit. By November, there were 6,000 apple sellers in New York City alone. This remedy only worked while the overstock of fruit lasted, and by the end of 1931 the apple sellers were all gone. Here we see a young woman buying an apple from an unemployed man at Greeley Square. The Sixth Avenue Elevated Station can be see in the background.

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You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Since 1930!

You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Since 1930!

Around 1930, the Women's International Smoking Club hosted its first "smoker." These two women can be seen enjoying a smoke and furthering the cause. Unfortunately, their efforts toward putting women on more equal footing with men, who had been enjoying "smokers" for quite some time, had some unforeseen consequences.

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