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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in brown ink: 1[1]5 128 [first three numbers crossed out]; center left to center right in graphite: 749 / [3] [coes] / [d]eep / [????] / bonded / [?]an / sat; stamped, inverted, upper center to center right in purple ink: THIS / PHOTO IS / SUPPLIED BY / INTERNATIONAL / NEWSREEL CORP. / "INTERNATIONAL NEWSREEL" / 210 SOUTH STREET, NEW YORK CITY / SYNDICATING PROHIBITED / NOT TO BE USED FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES / WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION.; stamped, lower left in red: NEW YORK; typed on label adhered to lower center, inverted: watch your credit .. [?]R 424276 / INTERNATIONAL NEWSREEL PHOTO / SLUG (BREADLINE) / BREADLINES IN DRIVING STORM / NEW YORK 3/4 3/4 BREADLINES SUCH AS / SEEN IN THIS PHOTO, WITH HUNGRY / MEN SHIVERING IN THE COLD, LINED / THE SIDEWALKS IN FRONT OF VARIOUS / MISSION HOUSES IN THIS RICHEST / CITY IN THE WORLD. UNEMPLOYED / WHO FLOCK HERE FROM OTHER CENTERS / OF THE COUNTRY WILL ONLY XXXX / FIND OTHERS AS UNFORTUNATE AS THEM 3/4 3/4 - / SELVES, WITHOUT FOOD AND SHELTER, SEEKING WORK. / THIS PHOTO SHOWS UNFORTUNATE MEN, OUT / OF WORK, WHO, ANTICIPATING A FEW / MORSELS OF FOOD AT THE MADONNA HOUSE, / CHERRY ST., STOOD ON LINE TODAY FOR HOURS, / UNMINDFUL OF THE BLINDING STORM. / SH 3-9-28 ABCE

Marks and Labels

crop marks and retouching on recto

Provenance

Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2014.

Exhibition History
2015
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3 – July 26, 2015