Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Philanthropist - December 5, 1930

Help The Unemployed - Apples 5 cents

The Great Depression devastated the United States in the 1930s, leaving as much as 25 percent of the workforce unemployed. People who lost their jobs began selling five-cent apples on the streets of American cities, providing a symbol of the economic hardships of the era.

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