Line of Unemployed Men, New York City

Line of Unemployed Men, New York City

1963 (printed before 1975)

Leonard Freed

(American, 1929-2006)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 16.2 x 24 cm (6 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2016.280

Fun Fact

In 1963, the year Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the unemployment rate in the United States was 5% for whites and 10.9% for blacks.

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