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AND WE THINK WE'VE GOT IT BAD! This was a mere 72 years ago.... Makes complaining about no cell service, high gasoline prices, not enough cable channels, seem a bit ludicrous. No credit cards to buy what you want, but don't need! Forward this to remind our kids and others of what really tough times are like. They don't have a clue. If you don't know what the Great Depression was, here's the motto: "Use it up -- wear it out", make it do or do without!!!!!

February 1939. "Child of migrant sitting by kitchen cabinet in tent home near Edinburg, Texas." Ten Commandments, meet Jersey Creamery. Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

February 1939. "Migrant laborer's family near Canal Point packinghouse, Florida." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

A 12-year-old girl in a family of nine cooks a meal in an open field near the Tennessee River where they lived.

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people.

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Employed bachelor at home in Sessa Hill - This scene is typical of hundreds of bachelors who belong to a group of immigrants whose family was separated by immigration restrictions. This man may, or may not, have a wife in another country, March 1937 | Photographer: Louis Wickes Hines (pinned by haw-creek.com)