Thanksgiving: Food for Thought . . . ’cause that’s all some folks have [35 PICS]

Where Have All the Good Times Gone

Where Have All the Good Times Gone? Photo #1 by Noel Feans

Luck Turned Its Back On Me

Luck Turned Its Back On Me. Photo #2 by Manuel Callejon

hitting rock bottom

Hitting rock bottom. Photo #3 by Lee Nachtigal

What hungry and homeless looks like up-close and personal

‘Mike’– What hungry and homeless looks like up-close and personal. Photo #4 by Leroy Skalstad

Life can be hard sometimes

Life can be hard sometimes. Photo #5 by Nana B Agyei

Homeless and sleeping in D.C

Homeless and sleeping in D.C. Photo #6 by

Notwithstanding a few drawbacks, there is still much to be thankful for this winter 1910

Guess what, America, we’ve been here before and came out of it. Front page of the New York Tribune on Thanksgiving November 20, 1910. “Notwithstanding a few drawbacks, there is still much to be thankful for this winter.” Photo #7 by Library of Congress

heartwrenching homeless children

Heartwrenching: homeless children. Photo #8 by Alex (elfon)

The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA

The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA, 1987. Photo #9 by Mary Ellen Mark via Thomas Hawk

Still hungry. Still homeless. Still need help.

Still hungry. Still homeless. Still need help. Photo #10 by Ed Yourdon

Retired homeless fisherman

Retired homeless fisherman. Photo #11 by Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Homeless in the Haight

Homeless in the Haight. Photo #12 by Tony the Misfit

Homeless and hungry, but still sharing his meal with the pigeons

Homeless and hungry, but still sharing his meal with the pigeons. Photo #13 by Pedro Ribeiro Simões

The Outcast – Stray Dogs and Paper Walls

The Outcast – Stray Dogs and Paper Walls. Photo #14 by SpaceShoe [Learning to live with the crisis]

homeless man lost in thought

Shattered dreams and regret. This homeless man is lost in thought. Photo #15 by Henadz Freshphoto.ru

The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man. Photo #16 by Alex E. Proimos

Homeless with pigeon on a head

Homeless with a pigeon on his head. Photo #17 by Kamil Porembiński

I had a dream

I had a dream. Photo #18 by straman

1904 This man prefers to hunt his Thanksgiving dinner. These boys will beg theirs

Thanksgiving November 20, 1904 front page of the New York Tribune.”This man prefers to hunt his Thanksgiving dinner. These boys will beg theirs.” Photo #20 by Library of Congress

Scramble for pennies, Thanksgiving

The tradition of Thanksgiving Masking: poor children would “mask” their faces and then beg for food or pennies. “Scramble for pennies” on Thanksgiving [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915] from Bain News Service. Photo #21 by Library of Congress

Poor children, Maskers, scramble for pennies on Thanksgiving

Bain News Service circa 1910. Maskers scrambled for pennies on Thanksgiving like a tradition from 1780 – 1940s. Photo #22 by Library of Congress

Thanksgiving Bain News Service circa 1910

Thanksgiving “Maskers” Bain News Service circa 1910. BoingBoing explained the Thanksgiving Maskers: “Progressive era reformers regarded child begging on Thanksgiving as immoral and thought children who engaged in it should be arrested. Why were parents not able to control their offspring? The New York Times in 1903 wanted to know. The newspaper castigated parents who allowed children to demand treats or money as indecent. The police tried to enforce a ban against begging. In response to complaints from the public, the clergy, school superintendents, and classroom teachers issued warnings. The New York Times in November of 1930 worried that demanding coins could teach children to become professional beggars and blackmailers and that children were annoying the public. Begging, decided the paper, was a ‘malicious influence on the morals of children of the city’.” Photo #23 by Library of Congress

Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving turkey. Bain News Service between 1910 – 1915. Photo #24 by Library of Congress

Give me Weed

Now for something a bit lighter of heart. Photo #25 by Ian Sane

Homeless Veteran on the streets of Boston

Homeless Veteran on the streets of Boston, MA. Photo #26 by Matthew Woitunski

Homeless and hungry

Homeless and hungry. Photo #27 by Ed Yourdon

Homeless woman with dogs

Homeless woman with dogs. Photo #28 by Franco Folini

Homeless with puppies

Dogs, a man’s best friend even when homeless and hungry? Photo #29 by Torcello Trio

anonymous homeless

Homeless Anonymous?😉 Photo #31 by Poster Boy NYC

Portrait of homeless man

Portrait of homeless man. Photo #32 by Leroy Allen Skalstad

The Hand - can you lend one?

The Hand – can you lend a helping one? Homeless and hungry is a worldwide issue. Photo #33 by Alex E. Proimos

Banksy 'Follow your dreams' cancelled

Those dreams people wanted to follow? Cancelled. ~ Banksy. Photo #34 by Chris Devers

Homeless. Please help. Thank you

Homeless. Please help. Thank you. Photo #35 by Ed Yourdon

10 thoughts on “Thanksgiving: Food for Thought . . . ’cause that’s all some folks have [35 PICS]

  1. Geri bildirim: Thanksgiving: Food for Thought . . . ’cause that’s all some folks have [35 PICS] - Gadsit.com

  2. Amazing picture selection, even if I’m suspect once I’ve two pictures on it. Wouldn’t it be possible to share it on, for instance Facebook.

  3. And tonight the President of the United States has disappeared for the second time. – Gosh knows, he won’t be hungry. But then, what sociopath is?

    “Buddy, can you spare a dime?” – I thought that quit when my parents were kids. – No Sir!

    A dime won’t buy you an apple anymore. But if you strip, or “create” filthy Gangsta “music, or hit, kick or dunk a ball, the money’s in the bank.

    Thanksgiving is here, folks, and prayers don’t cost even a dime. Pray for America and then thank Him that we have Him regardless of whatever else we don’t have.

    Thank you for the poesy of your images. We all need to stop and look because these people are US.

  4. You americans should quit praying and start working. If there’s a god, I doubt he would be willing to help a nation who, in the last 50 years, has bombed more countries than in the two world wars…
    Wars are expensive and so is the gas for your hungry cars. This is what happens when you bite more than you need. It is called debt.
    Do not take this message as a declaration of hate, as I do not hate you. Although I lived in the USA for almost eight years, I still think USA is a rotten apple. But perhaps it would be a good idea for the ordinary americans, to start thining with their own brain, just this time. Things could change. …

  5. These are some wonderful, thought provoking images. It leaves me with a heavy heart, and very thankful for the family, love, and lot in life I have been blessed with.

  6. Unfortunately, I’ve lived in Los Angeles long enough to know that many of these sign-holders are more lazy than down on their luck. I once happened upon a “will work for food” sign holder. I offered him some work and he refused, asking for money instead.
    I’ll buy a meal or a blanket for someone living on the street (and I’m currently unemployed), but I won’t give money that would most-likely be spent on drugs or alcohol.

  7. Geri bildirim: 49 Phenomenal Photos from National Geographic Traveler Photography Contest

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