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Photographs taken by the FSA at the time of the Great Depression. (New York Library)The national unemployment number was 24.9 per cent, and 15million workers had no jobs. In 2012 latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show that 8.2 per cent of Americans are unemployed.  It is an interesting debate as to the purpose that the photos served at the time and the purpose they serve now in being released at a time when across the globe many countries teeter on the brink of economic…

Photographs taken by the FSA at the time of the Great Depression. (New York Library)The national unemployment number was 24.9 per cent, and 15million workers had no jobs. In 2012 latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show that 8.2 per cent of Americans are unemployed. It is an interesting debate as to the purpose that the photos served at the time and the purpose they serve now in being released at a time when across the globe many countries teeter on the brink of economic…

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'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983. FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.'

'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983. FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.'

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It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression
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94 yr old Clara demonstrates how to make egg plant Parmesan, like from her childhood days, in the Great Depression.

94 yr old Clara demonstrates how to make egg plant Parmesan, like from her childhood days, in the Great Depression.

Great Depression: White migrant mother with Children. Weslaco Texas. Photo by Russell Lee. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection LC-USF34- 032086-D

Great Depression: White migrant mother with Children. Weslaco Texas. Photo by Russell Lee. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection LC-USF34- 032086-D

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Alice (far left) worked in a factory at age seven to help support her family of nine Not that long ago. .

Alice (far left) worked in a factory at age seven to help support her family of nine Not that long ago. .

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