Today we feature a picture of a Soup Line. This is a long line of people waiting to get a free cup of soup at a street mission. The picture was taken in the early 1930's under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
The line looks to have a hundred or so people in it, and photographs like this help us to see the devastating economic conditions of the Great Depression. I find it interesting that today some 47 Million people are receiving food stamps in the US. I wonder if there are now proportionally more people on food stamps than people who stood in soup lines in the 1930's.