The Great Depression, an era etched in history, was a time of both struggle and resilience. In this journey through captivating images from that period, we’ll delve into the lives of everyday people, their stories frozen in time. Join us as we unearth the visual treasures of the past, offering a glimpse into a world that weathered the storm with grace.
#1 Dorothea Lange’s photograph “Migrant Mother” captures impoverished pea pickers in California. The focal point is Florence Owens Thompson, a 32-year-old mother of seven children, situated in Nipomo, California, in March 1936.
#2 A gathering of people at the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street following the crash of 1929.
#3 The Unemployed Man.” Circa 1935
The Impact of Unemployment” vividly illustrates the most significant consequence of the Great Depression, which was widespread joblessness. With over 25% of the United States’ population unemployed, individuals faced the challenge of being unable to purchase goods and services, despite low prices resulting from deflation.