Children for sale

Original caption: August 4, 1948 – Chicago, Illinois: They’re on the auction block. These small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux of Chicago, Illinois. For long months 40 year old Ray and his wife, Lucille, 24, waged a desperate but losing battle to keep food in the mouths and a roof over their heads. Now jobless and facing eviction from their near barren flat, the Chalifoux’s have surrendered to their heart breaking decision.
Photo shows mother sobbing, as the children pose wonderingly on the steps. Left to right: Lana, 6. Rae, 5. Milton, 4. Sue Ellen, 2 years old. — Image by Bettmann/CORBIS
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