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This is a picture from the Great Depression, I believe that its relative to our story not just because of the story itself, but because it accurately portrays the way of life for George and Lennie. Through the story, it talks about the desperation for jobs and how hard it is to get eve n a low paying one, these two men in the picture above I believe represent that struggle for economical security in their lives

Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, 1931. The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed."

The whole look from the messy hair and dirty hair to the worn overalls, could show Scout very well. I would add "dirt" (dark makeup) to give Scout the messy, muddy summer look.

Men work a relief station on South Market Street in May 1932, distributing packets of seeds for people planning gardens to raise vegetables. The Great Depression left thousands penniless and forced them to find new ways to cover the most basic necessities, like food.