People and Events
Horydczak took relatively few portraits or even candid photographs of people. Where people do appear in his work they are often stiffly posed and careful so as to appear unaware of the photographer's presence, as in Horydczak's 1930 view of the meat counter in Fred Gover's grocery store at 117 Hare Street, in Baltimore, Maryland.
An exception to Horydczak's posed shots are photographs of members of the 1932 Bonus Expeditionary Force, jobless veterans of World War I who unsuccessfully tried to persuade Congress and President Hoover to grant them their Veterans Bonus ten years early. Any hopes for relief from their economic distress faded with their forcible eviction from their encampment by federal troops. Horydczak's photographs of the Bonus marchers are sympathetic, showing their living conditions, sense of humanity, and their feeling of neglect.