Capone Soup Kitchen - Chicago

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During the Great Depression, Americans were out-of-work and out-of-money.  To help, Al Capone sponsored a soup kitchen in Chicago.

This image, which is online courtesy America's Social Security Administration, depicts Capone's kitchen.  The SSA provides further information about this place:

During the Great Depression preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, "soup kitchens" provided the only meals some unemployed Americans had. This particular soup kitchen was sponsored by the Chicago gangster Al Capone.

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Image, described above, online courtesy SSA.



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