Skip to comments.Never-before-seen pictures capture everyday life of destitute Americans during the Great Depression
Posted on 06/09/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT by djone
"And you thought it was bad now... Since the onset of the recession in 2007, pundits have compared the crisis to the Great Depression of the 1930s - but this week's release of 1,000 photographs from that bygone era serves as a reminder of how truly harsh that period was. "
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Hard times for sure, but there WAS something called 'relief,' and when nobody had any money, you didn't feel poor by comparison.
Do any liberals ever wonder why "The People" didn't rise up in rebellion and insurrection against the fat cats and "malefactors of great wealth?"
Your post is about your own created, speculative future, Westward was describing current reality.
We must remember that those brave men and women now known as "the greatest generation" came through the exact period depicted in these pictures, making their sacrifices for the "land of the free."
Those who survived went on to build the later period of growth and prosperity which so-called "progressives" now are destroying in their attempts to impose the ideas their ancestors fought against decades ago.
My mother told me stories of what it was like—and it was bad. Once they killed and cooked the family dog! Ate Chicken feet stew, Dinner one baked potato each—thats all. If people had it that rough today—lots would kill themselves.
Since I know you don’t know what you’re talking about, it is pointless to try and make you see the obvious parallels.
Well, that certainly takes the load off my mind! LOL!!!
Working with the elderly today I hear of this scenario time and time again. Putting a plate out--but you know what, the old folks I talk to today who reminisce about this don't disparage the men they fed when they came to the door--they understood intuitively the epigram, "But for the Grace of God..."
The three Oscars nominated movie was made in 1945.
It is on youtube for Free.
Ha ha. Family of eight living in a four bedroom house. I grew up in the fifties in a two bedroom house in which my dad converted the garage into a third bedroom. There were eight of us. My sister got one room, mom and dad one and us five boys got the third. We knew we weren’t rich but we also knew we were not poor.
Shouldn’t you wait to see if your predictions for your imagined future come true, before attacking people for discussing the Great Depression in realistic and accurate, and historical terms?
****the situation is far less bleak that the one President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced when he was elected in 1932.****
I can’t help but think FDR got elected only because he promised to end prohibition.
My fathers maternal grandfather came over from Ireland in 1850 at the age of 8 with his brothers and parents to escape the potato famine. Now that was really hard times.
In 1972 I lived in Nepal for a few months. Traveling through that part of the world, I saw a lot of poverty...wearing rags, bathing in the river, sleeping on dirt floors, burning cow dung to stay warm, etc., etc.
A few years ago, we drove around Ireland and visited some cultural museums. I staggered at the poverty and unending misery endured in that cold, wet country. My ancesters came to Canada during the potatoe famine. Nothing in Asia appoached the misery of Ireland. Tough, tough survivors!
All I could say was, “Thank God! They immigrated!”
If I am ever that poor, I’m moving to the Bahama’s! I don’t want to die cold, and wet.
That isn’t a troll. That’s someone with whom you disagree. Trolls are those who disrupt a thread with their behavior, who attack and provoke without sense, and who make an annoyance of themselves.
You claim he jumped to conclusions because of his use of the word propaganda, but what did you do?
You called him a troll, implied he was from DU, and used no arguments to assert your position.
Your behavior was much more troll-like than his were.
If you disagreed with him, you could have posted what you did to me.
***Many of them are posed for deception or dont really represent what they are purported to show.****
what’s this from the article?
***The federal government stepped forward with $5 million to buy a million head of cattle with the meat to go to the needy. ***
Bunkum! I know of too many old farmers who recall that the government confiscated their cattle (with payment) then shot them and buried them on the spot. They would NOT give the needy even one piece of meat from them.
Same for milk, hogs, and anything else they had. The government wanted to create a cattle shortage and get the prices back up. My mother-in-law remembered that time when you ate steak for breakfast, lunch and dinner as it was so cheap.
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