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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.

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

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

When the Titanic sank William Rowe Richards was aged 3 years. His last residence was in Penzance Cornwall England. He boarded the Titanic as a 2nd Class passenger at Southampton on Wednesday April 10, 1912, Ticket No. 29106. Destination: Akron, Ohio.    William Rowe Richards survived the sinking (lifeboat 4) and was picked up by the Carpathia disembarking at New York City on Thursday April 18, 1912.

William Rowe Richards was aged 3 years. His last residence was in Penzance Cornwall England. Class passenger, Ticket No. William Rowe Richards survived the sinking aboard lifeboat number

February 1939. "On U.S. 99 near Brawley, Imperial County, California. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there.'" by Dorothea Lange

"Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there." By Dorothea Lange.

Called "the darkest deed of the nineteenth century," the brutal 1857 murder of 120 men, women, and children at Mountain Meadows remains one of the most controversial events in the history of the American West. Although only one man, John D. Lee, ever faced prosecution, many other Mormons ordered, planned, or participated in the massacre of Arkansas emigrants as they headed through southwest Utah on their way to California

"Called "the darkest deed of the nineteenth century," the brutal 1857 murder of…

“How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him—he has known a fear beyond every other.”- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath 1939

Photograph shows a family of farmers devastated by the Great Depression. Photo dates to around 1935 during the Great Depression era.

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What life was like in a rundown city tenement

Poor home, NYC tenement (New York City Slums & Slum Life series), 1910 – Lewis Hine

Abram and Maria Niemela. They held their infant baby son over their heads, saving his life as they were crushed: -  The Italian Hall Disaster (sometimes referred to as the 1913 Massacre) is a tragedy that occurred on December 24, 1913 in Calumet, Michigan. Seventy-three men, women, and children, mostly striking mine workers and their families, were crushed to death in a stampede when someone falsely yelled "fire" at a crowded Christmas party.

Abram and Maria Niemela. They held their infant baby son over their heads, saving his life as they were crushed: - The Italian Hall Disaster (sometimes referred to as the 1913 Massacre) is a tragedy that occurred on December 1913 in Calumet, Michigan.

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