|4 years ago :: Sep 22, 2009 - 10:47PM #1|
This photo appeared today (Sept. 22) on page A25 in the Wall Street Journal. The article is called Taxes, Depression, and Current Troubles by Arthur B. Laffer. The photo is of a Depression breadline on Wall Street in 1930 NYC. From both sides the men are filing into an open door flanked by two signs. On the left "BAHAI fellowship" and on the right, "Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind."
Roy Wilhelm was first introduced to the Baha'i Faith in 1901. One of the early American believers, Wilhelm moved his coffee brokerage business onto Wall Street around 1908 and, in 1912, hosted a large gathering on his property in Teaneck, NJ, during 'Abdu'l-Baha's visit to the NJ-NY area. During the Depression, Wilhelm opened the doors of his business on Wall Street to help meet the needs of the less fortunate. Incredible photo find!
~Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas