Photo Archives of Former Slaves (19th & early 20th Century Photos)
Mrs. Weeks would work with her children and grandchildren, ages 4-13, to string wooden buttons. The children in this family were able to go to school, but after school and on holidays, they would join in to help string the buttons. Even with all the extra hands, Mrs. Weeks rarely made more than $7 a month, approximately $180 in today’s currency.
The Great Depression. This picture shows a man is jumping out of the window while the meeting is going on. This picture represents the great depression because people could not find a solution to slow down the depression, and people did not have the money to live in the bad economy.