A mother and children rest as they and over 40 men, women and children camp out at City Hall in St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 1936. When a St. Louis alderman took no action to increase relief appropriations, protesters descended upon City Hall and threatened to stay “‘til hell freezes over or we get relief.” They started their second day in the building today.

34 Eye Opening Photos Of The Great Depression

A mother and children rest as they and over 40 men, women and children camp out at City Hall in St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 1936. When a St. Louis alderman took no action to increase relief appropriations, protesters descended upon City Hall and threatened to stay “‘til hell freezes over or we get relief.” They started their second day in the building today.

Great Depression Iowa Farm Family  1936 Photograph by Daniel Hagerman

Great Depression Iowa Farm Family 1936

Great Depression Iowa Farm Family 1936 Photograph by Daniel Hagerman

.1938 hobo during the Great Depression. All his earthly possessions fit in a bag.

.1938 hobo during the Great Depression. All his earthly possessions fit in a bag.

Black Tuesday 1929 the stock market crash and beginning of the "Great Depression". The year my grandma was born. No wonder she is such a hardy soul.

Black Tuesday 1929 the stock market crash and beginning of the "Great Depression". The year my grandma was born. No wonder she is such a hardy soul.

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation. Free step-by-step instructions online -- all you need is 10 minutes of class time and some index cards or Post-it notes! Great way to get students engaged and thinking about the real-life impact of the Crash of 1929!

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation. Free step-by-step instructions online -- all you need is 10 minutes of class time and some index cards or Post-it notes! Great way to get students engaged and thinking about the real-life impact of the Crash of 1929!

A Hobo hopping a freight train. The picture was taken in 1935, which would have been at the depth of the Great Depression. Many men would hop freights hoping to get somewhere that they could find work. So often times "Hobo" was not synonymous with "Tramp". Often Hobos were displaced workers traveling trying to find some type of work.

A Hobo hopping a freight train. The picture was taken in 1935, which would have been at the depth of the Great Depression. Many men would hop freights hoping to get somewhere that they could find work. So often times "Hobo" was not synonymous with "Tramp". Often Hobos were displaced workers traveling trying to find some type of work.

This is a fun activity to compare the economy of the great depression with today's economy. It allows students to research and use predicting skills.

This is a fun activity to compare the economy of the great depression with today's economy. It allows students to research and use predicting skills.

March 1936 — "Migrant Mother"  This iconic photo that depicts the realities of the Great Depression will be used to discuss the impacts of the Depression and it's influences on global politics, particularly how the worldwide economic depression brought about WWII.

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March 1936 — "Migrant Mother" This iconic photo that depicts the realities of the Great Depression will be used to discuss the impacts of the Depression and it's influences on global politics, particularly how the worldwide economic depression brought about WWII.

Common sense advice to help get through hard times never goes out of style!

65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression - Survival Mom

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

Dorothea Lange - 1932, New York City, during the Great Depression. Unemployed men stand in line to get a free dinner at New York’s municipal lodging house.

Dorothea Lange - 1932, New York City, during the Great Depression. Unemployed men stand in line to get a free dinner at New York’s municipal lodging house.

The Great Depression, the problem here is the word "GIVE". Today this boys grown grandson may be looking for someone to "GIVE" him a job. (MAYBE)

The Great Depression, the problem here is the word "GIVE". Today this boys grown grandson may be looking for someone to "GIVE" him a job. (MAYBE)

1931-1938: Life in Hoovervilles The pop-up villages of the Great Depression: Inside the shantytowns of the Great Depression

Inside the shantytowns of the Great Depression

1931-1938: Life in Hoovervilles The pop-up villages of the Great Depression: Inside the shantytowns of the Great Depression

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

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