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Popular culture was alive and well at the movies and in music and dancing. Children read about Superman in Action Comics and followed the adventures of Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, and Terry and the Pirates in newspaper comic strips. Adults loved to read about the exciting lives of rich people in big cities. Newspapers ran stories and pictures about Millie Opitzhigh society events. Mildred Opitz describes what "fun" meant to her as a newlywed in the 1930s, how neighbors gathered and shared…

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

Children on the streets of London's East End, c. 1934

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

East End girl dancing The Lambeth Walk, London March 1939. Photo: Bill Brandt.

Evacuees from Windsor Street school, Liverpool gather at Central Station in September 1939

Back Garden Cabaret, London (East End), June 28, 1935

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Information about art therapy, how art therapy differ from art activities, and who can benefit art therapy. #arttherapy