Katherine Longshore

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Inside the shantytowns of the Great Depression - 1933 A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City.

During the Great Depression people built shacks (shanties) in Central Park. This community became known as Hooverville, a reference to President Herbert Hoover. Many, many residents were WWI vets and their families. Central Park, New York City, 1930

"In the hobo jungles around city after city, we found  men who had lost their souls. Young men, old and sick men, men who were crippled and could not do any kind of work, yes and bindlestiffs, who were out to keep clear of labor. 'Have you seen grown men cry?" These men were crying for work – just enough to keep body and soul together until something came along to fill their spiritless days." -- From: Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression by Errol Lincoln Uys

Man in hobo jungle killing turtle to make soup, Minneapolis, Minnesota - LOC collection

Hard Times, Tough Times

5/18/14  1:02a  Columbia Pictures ''It Happened One Night''   Best Picture  Producer  Harry Cohn,  Best Director  Frank Capra,  Best Actress  Claudette Colbert,  Best Actor Clark Gable,  Best Adapted Screenplay  Robert Riskin  All received Oscars  Claudette Colbert had  Two More Films as  Best Picture Nominees: ''Cleopatra''  and'' ''Imitation of Life''  1934  pastemagazine.com

It Happened One Night - directed by Frank Capra with Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert etc. The first film to win all 5 major Oscars( this was only repeated in 1975 by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and in 1001 by The Silence of the Lambs)

Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression by Errol Lincoln Uys