Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

• 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.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

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.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

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.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Transport boxes of peaches from the garden on the transshipment warehouse at the end of 1940 in Delta County, Colorado.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Farmers settlers Faro and Doris Caudill in Pai Town, New Mexico, the end of 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Caudill family dinner in their dugout in Pai Town, New Mexico, the end of 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The collection of young corn in the field Jim Norris in Pai Town at the end of 1940, the State of New Mexico.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The fair Vermont in Rutland, the end of 1941.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The farmer-settler Jim Norris Pie Town, New Mexico, the end of 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The distribution of the goods surplus in St. John's, Arizona, 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Behind the scenes of the female show at the fair in Rutland, Vermont, 1941.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Tie ribbon on the tail of the calf was one of the entertainment at the rodeo fair in Pie Town in 1940, New Mexico.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Daytime workers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1939.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The residential quarter and eatery for migrant workers during the off-season at the beginning of 1941 in Belle-Gleyde, Florida.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The men read the headlines on the corner of the newspaper "The Brockton Enterprise" in Brockton, Massachusetts, 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

The cart horses trying to pull a car stuck in the mud near the Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

A street barker at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland in 1941.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Delta County Fair in Colorado, the end of 1940.

Historical footage of Americans during the Great Depression

Houses on the background of plants, about 1941-1942 years.