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Updated: May 21, 2018 @ 7:54 pm
In the 1930s, Americans fought to survive after the fall of the stock market in 1929. Many relied heavily on bread lines and soup kitchens for food and shelter.
In 1932, a march on Washington took place after the U.S. Army forcibly evicted desperate World War I veterans and their families from their homes.
Men wait patiently in a New York City bread line on the lower east side during the Great Depression.
A weary veteran and his wife rest on a sidewalk with their possessions after being evicted from their home during the Great Depression.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. Carter depart to Missouri from Omaha with only what they could carry after losing everything they owned in the early 1930s.
A wife of a farmer in Kearney washes clothes on the porch of their home in 1936.
Bread lines and soup kitchens sponsored by churches and civic groups were commonplace after the stock market crashed in 1929.
A young girl from South Carolina stands dirty from working in the fields in hopes of raising some money for her family.
Driven from their farm in Acadia Nebraska, settlers prepare to move what was left of their household across the Plains during the Great Depression.
In 1932 the song "Brother Can You Spare A Dime" symbolized the plight of millions of Americans across the United States.
A shanty settlement seemed to spring up overnight after President Roosevelt's announcement of a construction project in Montana.
In 1938, recruits in the Works Progress Administration lay sidewalk in Perth Amboy, N.J., in a nationwide effort to bring jobs back to American workers.
The Depression delivered a crushing blow to the nation's farms.
A Nebraska farmer walks across a dust mound to survey his field during a dust storm. Farmers lost an estimated $113 million because of severe drought, dust and grasshoppers.
Pandemonium broke out outside the New York Stock Exchange as collapsing prices sparked the beginning of the Great Depression.
Unemployed workers line up outside the registration center in New York in the early 1930s. Unemployment relief estimated that between 4 million and 5 million Americans were without work.
This 1931 New York billboard promotes a campaign to help the growing army of jobless get through the winter.
This abandoned farmhouse in Clay County stands as a symbol of severe drought and financial depression that caused 60,000 people to leave Nebraska.
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