When the Stock Market crashed in 1929, it brought down a house of wavering cards. The resulting depression lasted for more than a decade, devastating the lives of millions of people around the world.
The economic struggles during the Great Depression brought on hardships for individuals in all walks of life. Amid the realities of the Great Depression, people continued to live their lives - perhaps acquiring glassware made on the cheap, taking their children to playgrounds, or listening to music.
Taking a look at items related to these activities, along with other Great Depression stuff, offers perspective into a unique period of history. When you compare them to modern counterparts, you add yet another layer to historical understanding. Here's a list of everyday things from the Great Depression era and how they look today. Some of them look eerily similar, others are completely different.
Vote up the ones that surprise you the most - either way!