“5500 New Yorkers Will Spend Christmas Like This… Sleeping in Flophouses, Eating in City Dining Halls”

PM, December 24, 1940, pp. 16-17 (PM Sketches by Willard Arnold)

“New York City will be host to 5500 destitute men at noon Christmas with a dinner of chicken fricassee, mashed turnips and potatoes, mince or pumpkin pie and coffee.
These men are usually called bums…”
PM Sketches by Willard Arnold
PM, December 24, 1940, p. 16

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