Images of the Great Depression in America 1930-1940
Police give first city doles to unemployed. Police distributing eggs and bread to city’s needy at E. 104th St. station house. New York World Telegram Staff Photo 1930.
Breadline at McCauley Water Street Mission under Brooklyn Bridge, New York 1930-1934. Photo by Ewing Galloway.
Family Traveling by Freight Train. Yakima, Washington, 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
General Store Moundville, Alabama. July,1936. Photo by Walker Evans.
Two families of migrants from Missouri looking for work in the pea fields. California, February, 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Harvesting oats. Clayton, Indiana. August, 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. August, 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Unemployed Men in Front of California State Employment Services Office, 1938. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Billboard In California Sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. 1937. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Elderly Man Unable to Work. Pennsylvania, 1935. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Migrant Boy Working as Hop Picker. Yakima, Washington, 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Migrant Child in Bean Pickers Camp. Oregon, 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
One Room School Baker County, Oregon, 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange
Men Outside Employment Office, Howard St. San Francisco, California, 1937. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Waiting For Relief Checks. California, 1937. Photo by Dorothea Lange
Roadside Inn Lunchroom. Central Ohio, July-August, 1938. Photo by Ben Shahn.
Interior of Country Store Wagoner County, Oklahoma. June, 1939 Photo by Russell Lee
Country Store Wagoner County, Oklahoma. June, 1939. Photo by Russell Lee.
Drugstore Window, Washington, DC. January, 1938. Photo by Russell Lee.
Unemployed Men in Front of Shack with Christmas Tree. E. 12th St. NYC, 1938. Photo by Russell Lee.
The photographs on this page are from the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information collection housed in the Library of Congress. The complete online collections of the Library of Congress can be viewed here: http://www.loc.gov/pictures
The captions on these photographs are the original titles given by the photographers.
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