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America in the 1930s

<p>Christmas dinner in the home of Earl Pauley, near Smithland, Iowa during the Great Depression, 1935.



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Christmas dinner in the home of Earl Pauley, near Smithland, Iowa during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Christmas dinner in the home of Earl Pauley, near Smithland, Iowa during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A march of unemployed men in Camden New Jersey during the Great Depression, 1935.     REUTERS/Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum/National Archives and Records Administration</p>

A march of unemployed men in Camden New Jersey during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum/National Archives and Records Administration

A march of unemployed men in Camden New Jersey during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum/National Archives and Records Administration

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<p>A young boy in the Alabama countryside with eroded land behind him during the Great Depression, 1935. 


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A young boy in the Alabama countryside with eroded land behind him during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A young boy in the Alabama countryside with eroded land behind him during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>Unemployed men at the Volunteers of America Soup Kitchen in Washington during the Great Depression, 1936.  


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Unemployed men at the Volunteers of America Soup Kitchen in Washington during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Unemployed men at the Volunteers of America Soup Kitchen in Washington during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A migrant family looking for work in the pea fields of California during the Great Depression, 1936.            

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A migrant family looking for work in the pea fields of California during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A migrant family looking for work in the pea fields of California during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>An unemployed man in an old coat lying on a pier at the New York City docks during the Great Depression, 1935.   


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An unemployed man in an old coat lying on a pier at the New York City docks during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

An unemployed man in an old coat lying on a pier at the New York City docks during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>People lined up outside of a bank during the Great Depression, 1933.


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People lined up outside of a bank during the Great Depression, 1933. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

People lined up outside of a bank during the Great Depression, 1933. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>An unemployed destitute man leaning against vacant store during the Great Depression, 1935.    


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An unemployed destitute man leaning against vacant store during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

An unemployed destitute man leaning against vacant store during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>Migrants in their car during the Great Depression, 1935.  


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Migrants in their car during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Migrants in their car during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A young Oklahoma mother, aged 18, penniless, stranded in Imperial Valley, Callifornia, March, 1937.


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A young Oklahoma mother, aged 18, penniless, stranded in Imperial Valley, Callifornia, March, 1937. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A young Oklahoma mother, aged 18, penniless, stranded in Imperial Valley, Callifornia, March, 1937. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>Unemployed insured workers registering for jobs and filing benefit claims at a State employment office during the Great Depression, 1936.

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Unemployed insured workers registering for jobs and filing benefit claims at a State employment office during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Unemployed insured workers registering for jobs and filing benefit claims at a State employment office during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A homeless man during the Great Depression.


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A homeless man during the Great Depression. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A homeless man during the Great Depression. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>Breadlines in New York during the Great Depression, February, 1932.
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Breadlines in New York during the Great Depression, February, 1932. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Breadlines in New York during the Great Depression, February, 1932. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>Families on the road with all their possessions packed into their trucks: migrating and looking for work during the Great Depression, 1935.    

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Families on the road with all their possessions packed into their trucks: migrating and looking for work during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Families on the road with all their possessions packed into their trucks: migrating and looking for work during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>Unemployed men looking for a job during the Great Depression, 1935.


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Unemployed men looking for a job during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

Unemployed men looking for a job during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A covered wagon in a migratory carrot pullers' camp, during the Great Depression, 1935.                   

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A covered wagon in a migratory carrot pullers' camp, during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A covered wagon in a migratory carrot pullers' camp, during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A young girl who is a migratory worker besides the tent in which she lives at Kern County, California during the Great Depression, November 1935.   

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A young girl who is a migratory worker besides the tent in which she lives at Kern County, California during the Great Depression, November 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A young girl who is a migratory worker besides the tent in which she lives at Kern County, California during the Great Depression, November 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A young man standing in front of an Italian-American Employment Agency looking for a job in San Francisco during the Great Depression, 1936. 


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A young man standing in front of an Italian-American Employment Agency looking for a job in San Francisco during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A young man standing in front of an Italian-American Employment Agency looking for a job in San Francisco during the Great Depression, 1936. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A woman with her child beside her car piled up with all her possessions during the Great Depression, 1935. 


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A woman with her child beside her car piled up with all her possessions during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A woman with her child beside her car piled up with all her possessions during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A man dressed poorly walking with his head down walks with shacks in the background, during the Great Depression, 1935.


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A man dressed poorly walking with his head down walks with shacks in the background, during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A man dressed poorly walking with his head down walks with shacks in the background, during the Great Depression, 1935. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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<p>A young girl who is a migratory worker besides the tent in which she lives at Kern County, California during the Great Depression, 1938.  


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A young girl who is a migratory worker besides the tent in which she lives at Kern County, California during the Great Depression, 1938. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

A young girl who is a migratory worker besides the tent in which she lives at Kern County, California during the Great Depression, 1938. REUTERS/FDR Library/National Archives

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