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>From: Lisa O'Brien <lisasmiles123 at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>Subject: Re: Bread Line
>Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 14:10:14 -0700
>Hey there! Thanks for writing me back! You just made my day when I saw your
>message! I had one of those days today and I am not to thrilled about it.
>think I am going to go pamper myself for awhile. Ok well here are some more
>pics of me, I would take the time to attach them, but come to think of
>it...I don't really know how to do that.
>http://www.hotphotopersonals.com/lisaspage/ Ok well I hope you think I am
>still pretty!! Teehee!! Ok well I will check back on here a little later,
>and see what we should do from here. Ok well, time for me to make my day
>even better. See ya later babe!! xoxo Lisa
>>From: George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU>
>>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>>To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>>Subject: Re: Bread Line
>>Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 16:11:25 -0400
>>Historically, the "bread-line" question stands thus. In the late 19th C,
>>the New Model Viennese Bakery, run by Louis Fleischmann, on Broadway and
>>Twelfth street, was in the practice of giving day-old bread at midnight to
>>whoever applied for it. The NYTimes of September 16, 1896 mentions the
>>line of people waiting for bread. The bakery had been around for up to 20
>>years before 1896. The obvious descriptive term for this was a
>>"bread-line", but the Times did not use these two words, and I can't beat
>>the 1900 citation in DAE, DAmer and OED.
>>Philologically, there is the question of when the term "bread-line" as
>>applied to this nightly line-up of the hungry poor, or similar lines at
>>other places or in other cities, came to be used figuratively, to mean
>>"poverty", &c., as in "if that's the way he throws his money around, he'll
>>be on the bread-line before long." OED has a quotation from 1909, that
>>"the republic" was "chained to the bread line", but it seems to come from
>>biography of McCormick, the inventor of the reaping machine, and I suspect
>>that the author had in mind that until McCormick made harvesting of large
>>fields of grain efficient, the bread supply was inadequate -- so, a
>>figurative use, but not the usual one. OED's 3rd and last quotation, from
>>1929, is clearly what I have in mind: someone writes that he had spent
>>life with "people close to the bread line."
>>The historical question is confused by the fact that the Fleischmanns were
>>a large family of brothers. The chief seems to have been Charles Louis,
>>who lived in Cincinnati, and who began as a cultivator and supplier of
>>yeast to bakers and brewers. It appears that he didn't get into retail
>>baking and running a cafe & bakery until the Chicago World's Fair of 1876.
>>He was also an inventor, particularly of contrivances useful in baking,
>>brewing, distilling, &c. He's the one who has biographies in the
>>Dictionary of American Biography and the American National Biography. He
>>died in 1897. The DAB and ANB name only one of his brothers, but Louis
>>Fleischmann, the New Yorker who ran the bakery and gave out the bread and
>>died in 1904, evidently was another. But it's odd that his obituary and
>>several related stories in the Times don't connect him with his family.
>>seems that both Charles Louis and Louis, as well as other family members
>>had estates in the same village in the Cat!
>>skill's, and the grateful citizenry renamed the village Fleischmann's in
>>acknowledgement. I checked America: History & Life, but found only an
>>article about Max Fleischmann, one of C. L.'s sons, who was involved in a
>>depression-era food program in Santa Barbara.
>>George A. Thompson
>>Author of A Documentary History of "The African
>>Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.
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