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Great Depression Pictures

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This collection of pictures of the Great Depression offers a glimpse into the lives of those that suffered through it. Included in this collection are pictures of the dust storms that ruined crops, leaving many farmers unable to keep their land. Also included are pictures of migrant workers - people who had lost their jobs or their farms and traveled in the hopes of finding some work. Life was not easy during the 1930s, as you will easily see through these pictures of the Great Depression.

Dust Storms

View of a dust storm in Baca County, Colorado during the Great Depression.
Picture from the FDR Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Farms for Sale

A farm for sale sign during the Great Depression.
Picture from the FDR Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Relocating: On the Road

Okies Driving to California during the Great Depression.
Picture from FDR Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Migrant Workers

Migrant worker on California highway during the Great Depression.
Picture from FDR Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Unemployed

Unemployed men standing in the streets, unable to find jobs during the Great Depression.
Picture from the FDR Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Breadlines and Soup Kitchens

An unemployed man eating soup at a soup kitchen during the Great Depression.
Picture from the FDR Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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