Feeding the Enduring Homeless- Black and white

Susan Sheldon's photograph of the Gospel Mission in Seattle

One of the things that struck me when I walked by First and Main, is I was not in the 1930’s, but I easily could have been. The line might have been longer for soup perhaps, but the same despair was on the street corner.  The only difference between these people and those  in the depression is simply the style of clothing. High above the doorway the name of the Madame who once ran a brothel here, Matilda Winehill is carved in stone. How she managed to get her name up there is a real curiosity.

Breakfast time at the The Bread of Life Mission in Pioneer Square Seattle. Black and white Feeding the enduring homeless.

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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2 Responses to Feeding the Enduring Homeless- Black and white

  1. Interesting you would capture that. On my only trip to Seattle I was struck by how dazzling buildings push up from streets where poverty appeared to be rampant, the contrast of stepping out of one of Seattle’s many fabulous restaurants to see a man drinking water from the gutter. Your great photo brings it all back.

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