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And you thought it was bad now... Never-before-seen pictures capture everyday life of destitute Americans during the Great Depression

Mother and father and several children of a family of nine living in open field in rough board covering built on old Ford chassis on U.S. Route 70, between Bruceton and Camden, Tennessee

Sophie Dorothea of Celle, wife of King George I, before he ascended the throne in 1714. Her two children George Augustus and Sophia are also with the mother.

Grandmother of twenty-two children, from a farm in Oklahoma; eighty years old. Now (during the depression) living in camp on the outskirts of Bakersfield, California. "If you lose your pluck you lose the most there is in you - all you've got to live with" ...I love this lady !!

Behind the clouds the sun is always shining. Mother and baby of family on the road. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. By Dorothea Lange, 1939.

Across Natomas Levee, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. Disasters of shacktown communities . ., 02/19/1940Across Natomas Levee, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. Disasters of shacktown communities. ... This settlement is just outside the city limits. No police or fire protection, and no nearby telephone. Home of young family from Oklahoma. Husband works in a cannery, house self-built. Young mother bemoaned loss of her canned food more than the loss of her household…

The Dust Bowl and drought devastated farm families in the early 1930's, such as this 32 year old mother of seven. "Migrant Mother", black and white photograph by Dorthea Lange, Nipomo, California, February, 1936. (Library of Congress)