Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression
• Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression
the United States entered the Great Depression, one of the most destructive in the history of economic crises in the late 1920s and all the 1930s most Americans teetered on the brink of survival. Only with the beginning of the Second World War, the US was able to get out of a long financial nosedive.
Often the images of America during the Great Depression faded, black-and-white and consistently produce dull impression. However, these photographs from the Library of Congress by using color slides different photographers between 1939 and 1941, show the era and those who survived, in color, allowing you to take a fresh look at one of the most studied periods of American history.
Trucks at the entrance of a starch factory in Caribou, Arostuk County, Maine, the end of 1940. In all, nearly 50 trucks lined up. Some people had to wait a day to sort and weigh the potatoes brought.
The boys go fishing in a creek in Schriever, Louisiana, in the summer of 1940. Children from ethnic groups Cajun located next to the school in Terrebonne, a project of the US Administration for the protection of farmers.
Transport boxes of peaches from the garden on the transshipment warehouse at the end of 1940 in Delta County, Colorado.
Farmers settlers Faro and Doris Caudill in Pai Town, New Mexico, the end of 1940.
Caudill family dinner in their dugout in Pai Town, New Mexico, the end of 1940.
The collection of young corn in the field Jim Norris in Pai Town at the end of 1940, the State of New Mexico.
The fair Vermont in Rutland, the end of 1941.
The farmer-settler Jim Norris Pie Town, New Mexico, the end of 1940.
The distribution of the goods surplus in St. John's, Arizona, 1940.
Behind the scenes of the female show at the fair in Rutland, Vermont, 1941.
Tie ribbon on the tail of the calf was one of the entertainment at the rodeo fair in Pie Town in 1940, New Mexico.
Daytime workers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1939.
The residential quarter and eatery for migrant workers during the off-season at the beginning of 1941 in Belle-Gleyde, Florida.
The men read the headlines on the corner of the newspaper "The Brockton Enterprise" in Brockton, Massachusetts, 1940.
The cart horses trying to pull a car stuck in the mud near the Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940.
A street barker at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland in 1941.
Delta County Fair in Colorado, the end of 1940.
Houses on the background of plants, about 1941-1942 years.