Help Wanted in Broken Economy

Economic trends are often repeated throughout history. In regards to unemployment it's not much different 100+ years after this character cried out in 1909, "Help Wanted, I am broke - send some glue." Someone added the statement, "It's hard work for me to get out of this position."

Both statements appropriately describe the frustrations experienced by many regardless of the economy.

Perhaps the man missed the opportunity advertised in the paper which read, "Situation Wanted. Man in a restaurant to mash potatoes with a wooden leg." A rare opportunity indeed - lol!

I was happy when I won this 1909 postcard on eBay, so I could share it with you here on Money Illusions!

The man who sent the postcard to his loved one stated that he was;
"Not broke, but bent."