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The Great Depression

US History
602.5k views12 Things Everyone Thinks About The Great Depression That Are Totally WrongThe Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in American history. Countless books and historical explorations have focused...
US History
548 voters25 Colorized Photos That Show What Life Was Really Like in the Great DepressionOn October 29, 1929, the US stock market suffered a sudden and devastating collapse, inducing the Great Depression. This disastrou...
US History
466 voters14 Fascinating Foods People Ate To Get Through The Great DepressionLet’s bust one Great Depression myth right off the bat, courtesy of Bloomberg's Megan McArdle: “Even at the height of the Depressi...
Entertainment
1k votersThe Best Movies About The Great Depression, RankedThe Great Depression was a difficult time in American history so it's no surprise there are a lot of films are based on the incide...
Photography
81k views20+ Powerful, Bleak Photographs From the Dust BowlThe 1930s came down hard on all of America, but the Great Plains area got it even worse with the advent of the Dust Bowl. This gia...
US History
20.9k viewsThe 12 Most Audacious Bank Robbers of the Depression EraThe Great Depression isn't only known for being the era of economic hardship and strife, it was also one of the most prolific peri...
Money
467.9k viewsWhat Actually Happened Immediately After Black Tuesday?The younger crowd, and those in the older crowd who don’t remember high school history, might suspect that Black Tuesday was some ...
Lifestyle
65.9k views22 Amazing Photos Of Badass Women During The Great DepressionSome of the most famous images of all time come from Dorothea Lange's photo series depicting women during the Great Depression. Us...
History
284.1k viewsWhat Sex Was Like During The Great DepressionComing on the heels of the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression brought on an entirely new — and economically worse — decade, he...
Old Stuff
2.7k votersThe Most Disquieting Photos Of The Great Depression“The family met at the most important place, near the truck. The house was dead, and the fields were dead... this was the new hear...
What It's Like
1.8k votersHere’s What People Ate To Survive In The Dust BowlThe Great Depression was an era of financial toil for nearly everyone in the United States. But those in the Dust Bowl were hit pa...
What It's Like
37k viewsWhat Was Hygiene Like During The Great Depression?When you think of hygiene during the Great Depression, you might automatically assume the widespread unemployment and poverty resu...
Historical Photos
109 voters23 Everyday Things From The Great Depression Vs. How They Look TodayWhen the Stock Market crashed in 1929, it brought down a house of wavering cards. The resulting depression lasted for more than a ...
Food History
593 votersEasy, Economical Recipes From The Great DepressionAs the United States went through a full-fledged economic crisis during the Great Depression, people had to adapt their daily live...