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The Great Depression & Dust Bowl

The Great Depression & Dust Bowl

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The Great Depression

8 Reasons Why The Great Depression Is The Best Case Scenario

a sad time....the Great Depression.the last time nations world wide experienced widespread inequality. History can teach lessons if one is open to learning them..

8 Reasons Why The Great Depression Is The Best Case Scenario

great depression photographers | Children of destitute Ozark mountaineer, Arkansas, 1935

History in Photos: Ben Shahn - Kids

Depression era photo by Dorothea Lange.

photograph of poor women with children during the great depression

The Photographs of Dorothea Lange

That Boy of Mine: 1936

Rocky Road: 1937

Depression lodging, 1930s

We Had Faces Then

During the early years of the Depression in the United States, over 250,000 children were homeless, and, in some areas, 90% were malnourished. (Indiana University Press)

by Russell Lee - Child of sharecropper, Southeast Missouri Farms, 1938

July 1939. Tenant farmer in Chatham County, North Carolina. Farm Security Administration photograph by Dorothea Lange.

Tenant Farmer: 1939

The Depression. Dorothea Lange

Big Brother: 1939

Dorothea Lange

Ms. Wara - Of Mice and Men - Photos by Dorothea Lange


This picture was taken in 1934 Nebraska. The Dust was so thick and so dense that it created a fog that lasted on and off for multiple years. It choked the life out of this area. The wealthy were able to escape early, leaving the poor to struggle with the "swirling sands." -MD

"Son of farmer in dust bowl area. Cimarron County, Oklahoma." April 1936

Dust Bowl Boy: 1936

African American sharecropper family outside of their home, Scott, Mississippi, 1936. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

1930s Great Depression Family at Migrant Workers Camp Photo

Unemployed march during the Great Depression

Dorothea Lange

Family Trip: 1939

Damage from Dust Storm in Oklahoma, 1936: In the 1930s, agricultural damage, coupled with drought and windstorms, resulted in the severe damage and destruction across the Plains states that became known as the Dust Bowl.

Dust Bowl Pictures & Galleries -

March 1936. "Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle" — evidence of the forces that were driving thousands of farm families in Texas and Oklahoma to the West Coast in the great Dust Bowl migration chronicled in "The Grapes of Wrath."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

Dorothea Lange/Skid Row, San Francisco, California (Great Depression), 1937

Eyes of the Great Depression 125 -- Evicted sharecropper, New Madrid County, Missouri; photo by Arthur Rothstein

Eyes of the Great Depression 125.