Kansas Wheat The company learned women were using the sacks to make clothes for their children, so the mill did something kind and decent: they started using floral fabric so the children would have prettier clothes (their logo/label would wash out).
“Camp Thomas Paine,” was home to dozens of World War I veterans; they lived in shacks in the West near the Hudson River. And “Packing Box City” (above) popped up on Houston Street. Central Park had its own Hooverville as well. Vintage b&w NYC photo.