Halifax County, NC, 1939

Lots of neat, old images found @ Shorpy

I’ve always been fascinated by Depression Era history and images. I wonder–what would become of America if the same economic storm happened today?

Also worth checking out is the Studs Terkel series “Hard Times”– a collection of interviews with survivors of the Great Depression. I first heard a recording from this work two years ago on This American Life and was completely entranced by the stories of perseverance and compassion found in the midst of such hardship.

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