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The 5 cities with the largest population in in 1940 were:
New York, 7.5 million
Chicago, 3.4 million
Philadelphia, 1.9 million
Detroit, 1.6 million
Los Angeles, 1.5 million
Rows of laundry outside a New York City apartment house, 1935. Posters below advertise coming attractions at the Roosevelt and Apollo Theaters. (ARC 535899 )
Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, 02/1931
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Hosiery. Minnesac Mills. [Woman draping stockings.], 1936 - 1937
Photograph of Front View of United States Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Exhibit Building from the Michigan State Fair, 10/11/1938 (Original caption: Front view of U.S. Forest Service and CCC Exhibit Bldg. Michigan Sate Fair, Detroit. Lower Mi NF.)
US Housing Authority: Los Angeles, California Site of Pico Gardens Cal 4-2: the before photo, 1933?