Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 1914

[“Army of Beggars Mars Thanksgiving: Thousands of Ragamuffins in Fantastic Garb Beset Persons in the Street. Churches Hold Services. Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Provided for the Destitute and for Jail Inmates.” The New York Times, November 27, 1914.]

My 2012 and 2013 Thanksgiving posts also dropped in at the Ludlow Street Jail.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

comments: 2

Zhoen said...

Alimony, as in men jailed for paying? A sort of debtor's prison?

Eating money, and they get a special Thanksgiving? If soup can be said to be 'special.'

Michael Leddy said...

Yep, jailed for non-payment. The 2013 post has a link to an Ephemeral New York post with some background.