Line Outside Emergency Work Bureau


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Line Outside Emergency Work Bureau
#6363 Unknown Photographer In pamphlet entitled "Report of the Emergency Employment Committee, New York City, October 1, 193O - July 1, 1931." 52 pages. Picture facing page 11. Caption: The long, long line as it waited each morning for the opening of the doors of the Emergency Work Bureau. Photograph taken at 6:30 A.M. on November 17th. The Emergency Work Bureau Committee was a joint effort in the first years of the Depression of AICP, COS, Catholic Charities, and Jewish Social Service Association. W. H. Matthews of the AICP was Director and the section entitled, "How the Fund Was Spent," pp. 11-38, was written "by him. As any CSS employee knows [in 1970], the "building in the picture is the United Charities Building, 105 East 22 Street, corner of Park South and 22nd Street. The Emergency Work Bureau was on the first floor, corner office.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 300, Folder no. 3, Photograph no. 6363
Unemployed; Streets; Office buildings; Men; Employment agencies; Crowds; Buildings; Automobiles; New York (N.Y.); United Charities Building (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1930 November 17
Date inferred from description sheet.
Photographer unknown.
Three duplicate prints. There are also several photos, which appear to have been taken at the same time but not used in the pamphlet, of men working in what looks like a zoo. See Extra Print File.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
Persistent URL