This photograph really sums up the depression, doesn't it? All those melancholy faces, and the ill fitting clothes. These are folks who haven't done much partying. I've long admired Bourke-White for being "out there" in the very male world of early photojournalism, but somhow, a lot of her photographs don't really resonate with me.
I'm pleased you reminded me of this one, because, she seems to have made such an amazing human connection to this community of people in "Taxi Dancers". It's one of the great journalistic images of the 20th c., IMHO.