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  Photograph by Charles Rivers.

Unemployed demonstration in Union Square, New York City, 1934.

Mass rallies supporting government help for unemployed workers were numerous during the depression, and many of them were organized by the Communist Party and other left and labor organizations. The building in the background of this rally houses the Co-operative Cafeteria; banners above the cafeteria read "Vote Communist," and "Unemployed! Fight for The Workers' Social Insurance Bill !"



Charles Rivers Photograph Collection, Tamiment Library, New York University.



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