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Placards advertising apple selling by the Depression-era unemployed

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Title Placards advertising apple selling by the Depression-era unemployed
Description "I had an Aunt Settie, who was living at what was then the Savoy Hotel at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. There were a lot of apple sellers on the street then, and for a while Aunt Settie would leave her apartment at noon every day and go to Madison Avenue. She would send the apple seller at that corner off to lunch with a dollar while Settie tended her stand."

—Frances Loeb quoted in "You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II," by Jeff Kisseloff (1989)
Source Rare Book Division
Date 1930

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“Placards advertising apple selling by the Depression-era unemployed,” Lunch Hour NYC, accessed December 14, 2017, http://exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour/items/show/450.