Monday, February 15, 2010

Red Hook Hooverville

Gothamist and EphemeralNY posted some pictures last week of "Hoovervilles" around New York during the Great Depression. The above picture of one such Hooverville in "Red Hook off Columbia St." was included in both posts. Pretty fascinating stuff - especially in light of all the comparisons to the Great Depression that we've heard over the past year due to the recession.

For more information on Hoovervilles, check out a Wikipedia page here and a PBS Kids Big Apple History page here

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