Front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on October 25, 1929.

The crash of the stock market in 1929 brings the “Roaring Twenties” to a halt and ushers in the worst economic downturn in American history. This unforeseen calamity profoundly affects St. Paul and the Union Gospel Mission, escalating unemployment and homelessness on a wide scale.

Photos courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.