May 1936. "Kitchen of Ozarks cabin purchased for Lake of the Ozarks project. Missouri." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration.

May 1936. "Kitchen of Ozarks cabin purchased for Lake of the Ozarks project. Missouri." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration.

April 1937. Shawneetown, Illinois. "An old residence near the levee after the flood." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

April 1937. Shawneetown, Illinois. "An old residence near the levee after the flood." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

The Great Depression was a time of struggle and every penny was counted. Here's 5 money-saving tips from that era you can use today.  Top photo: By Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information / Office of Emergency Management / Resettlement Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons  Bottom photo: By Unknown or not provided (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Five Depression-Era Tips You Can Use Today

The Great Depression was a time of struggle and every penny was counted. Here's 5 money-saving tips from that era you can use today. Top photo: By Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information / Office of Emergency Management / Resettlement Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Bottom photo: By Unknown or not provided (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

July 1937. "Old Negress of Greene County, Georgia." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

July 1937. "Old Negress of Greene County, Georgia." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

February 1939. "Child of migrant sitting by kitchen cabinet in tent home near Edinburg, Texas."

February 1939. "Child of migrant sitting by kitchen cabinet in tent home near Edinburg, Texas."

End of the Road: June 1935. Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California. Family of six; no shelter, no food, no money and almost no gasoline. The child has bone tuberculosis. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

End of the Road: June 1935. Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California. Family of six; no shelter, no food, no money and almost no gasoline. The child has bone tuberculosis. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

The Great Depression was a time of struggle and every penny was counted. Here's 5 money-saving tips from that era you can use today.  Top photo: By Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information / Office of Emergency Management / Resettlement Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons  Bottom photo: By Unknown or not provided (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Five Depression-Era Tips You Can Use Today

The Great Depression was a time of struggle and every penny was counted. Here's 5 money-saving tips from that era you can use today. Top photo: By Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information / Office of Emergency Management / Resettlement Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Bottom photo: By Unknown or not provided (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Edgar Allen's Daughter: December 1936. One of Edgar Allens children sitting on the bed in the house on his farm. There are no sheets, pillowcases, or pillows (other than makeshift) in use. Bedding usually consists of castoff rags and a few old blankets. Near Milford, Iowa. They are helped by the Resettlement Administration. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

Edgar Allen's Daughter: December 1936. One of Edgar Allens children sitting on the bed in the house on his farm. There are no sheets, pillowcases, or pillows (other than makeshift) in use. Bedding usually consists of castoff rags and a few old blankets. Near Milford, Iowa. They are helped by the Resettlement Administration. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

January 1939. "Herrin, Illinois. Family on relief living in shanty at city dump." (Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.)

January 1939. "Herrin, Illinois. Family on relief living in shanty at city dump." (Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.)

July 1936. "Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington."

July 1936. "Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington."

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