New book depicts New York City's efforts to shelter the Great Depression homeless

During a time when fear of a second Great Depression lingers in the minds of America’s people, it is important to remember what was done over 80 years ago.
 
 
New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless
New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless
 
Sept. 11, 2009 - PRLog -- During a time when fear of a second Great Depression lingers in the minds of America’s people, it is important to remember what was done over 80 years ago.  Following the stock market crash of 1929, the rising unemployment rate and widespread depression made it necessary for the city of New York to provide more commodious quarters for the city's homeless.

In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, local author Dorothy Laager Miller uses vintage photographs to present the faces of New York citizens dealing with poverty, unemployment and homelessness during one of the worst economic times in recent history.

Highlights of New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless:
•Features over 200 vintage photographs from the archives of Joseph A. Mannix, the New-York Historical Society and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
•Showcases the Municipal Lodging House and its annexes in Manhattan, the farm colony at Camp LaGuardia and the rehabilitation center at Hart Island
•Includes images of the famous Great Depression breadlines, Tammany Hall, the city's immigrants and tenement housing
•Spotlights Mayor Jimmy Walker, Gov. Al Smith and other pivotal city leaders

Dorothy Laager Miller has worked as a teacher on Long Island for 30 years and is a member of the Three Village Historical Society. She began researching New York City’s Great Depression after the discovery of her grandfather’s archive of photographs documenting the Municipal Lodging House, where he was the superintendent.



Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.  

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.
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