Caption: Men seeking work as firefighters on Feb. 14, 1940, with the Great Depression still on. War industries had begun hiring, but unemployment was still at almost 15 percent. E.F. Gaffney, chief examiner for the city, meets with some of the 2,243 applicants who sought 40 firefighter jobs. (Post-Dispatch)
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