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Two daughters of  sharecropper Lonnie Fair in a sparsely furnished shack. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Scott, Mississippi,1936.

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930 Children of The Great Depression

34 Eye Opening Photos Of The Great Depression

34 Eye Opening Photos Of The Great Depression

Mother And Child, A Mother, Great Depression, Dust Bowl, The Great, The Building, Freeze, Vintage Photography, American History

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

This is political because it shows how desperate the government left people. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

Dark Room: May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "Interior of house without windows, home of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Dark Room: May New Madrid County, Missouri. "Interior of house without windows, home of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Hard Times: 1937. "Johnson family—father unemployed", Scott's Run, West Virginia.

Johnson Family -- father unemployed -photograph by Lewis Hine, March at Scott's Run, West Virginia

Empress was Enslaved

"I WAS A SLAVE" Afro-Cuban Slave.my ancestry. Many forget that African slaves were taken to Cuban and other Caribbean and Latin American countries.

The rare tintype of Baltimore slave Martha Ann “Patty” Atavis and Alice Lee Whitridge, the young girl she cared for, was probably taken in 1860.

rare tintype of Baltimore slave Martha Ann “Patty” Atavis and Alice Lee Whitridge, the young girl she cared for, was probably taken in 1860

Black Children Sitting On Porch Reprint 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

Black Children Sitting On Porch Reprint 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

Black Children Sitting On Porch Reprint Reprint Of Old Photo Black Children Sitting On Porch Reprint Reprint Of Old Photo Here is a collectible featuring young black children sitting on a po

FATHER'S LOVE: Toby James & his daughters

FAMILY MAN Toby James and his children Myrtha, Edna and Mauranee. (John Johnson / Courtesy Douglas Keister / NMAAHC, SI) Photos from: “Lost and Found Again: Photos of African-Americans on the.

For many families living in Canada, the Great Depression brought poverty and extremely poor living conditions. Families had to make sacrifices, downsize, and sometimes even live on the road. Families could hardly afford the necessities they were used to having. This included clothes (as seen in this picture). It was a struggle for many Canadians, but luckily enough, the Great Depression finally ended in the late 1930s.

What Poor People are Deserving of ...

Mother and nine children living in a field on U. Route 70 near the Tennessee River during the Depression - Photo by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration Her skirt seems to be a feed sack.

cute old black and white photo

Kisses from the LIFE archives for Valentine's Day. Ed Clark, LIFE © Time Inc. Actress Ava Gardner kisses a man, North Carolina.

Master William Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horne. Montreal 1910. Driving around the bears in his toy car.

Master William Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horne, Montreal, Canada, driving the bears in his toy car

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