Nice Great Depression photos

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Check out these great depression images:

Great Depression Food Line
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Image by Kevin Burkett
A sculpture of Great Depression Era men standing in a food line, at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C.

Through the Great Depression
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Image by B Tal
“No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically.”
Isaac Asimov

A series of statues depicting life during The Great Depression inside of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC.

Great Depression Bread Line
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Image by martnpro
The Franklin Roosevelt Memorial is one of the most elaborate and unique in the DC area. It contains 4 "rooms", each containing a notable element of one of his four terms. This photograph shows a breadline, a common feature during the great depression when he was first elected President. The memorial also has a statue of his wife Eleanor and of his dog, Fallah. The monument is hard to find just south of the Tidal Pool but well worth looking for. A copy of this work is at the "Grounds for Sculpture" Park near Hamilton, New Jersey.

2 Responses to “Nice Great Depression photos”

  1. Todd Tyrtle

    Thank you for posting this photo and sharing it under a Creative Commons license. We used it as an illustration on our site, 500 Kindnesses to go with a pledge we received. This project is a charity bike ride where instead of asking for money, we ask our sponsors to pledge acts of kindness for others in the hopes of spreading kindness throughout the world . Last year we rode from Toronto to New York City on a tandem bicycle. Next year we will leave from Mobile, Alabama on another tandem bike and ride home to Toronto along the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. More about the project is here, and the entry is posted here.


    they better get ready to build another one of these for our mess.