Faces of the Depression- January, 1937 Looking closely at the full size photo, I'm amazed by the large muscular fingers and hands of the boy. His eyes show concern with a serious glare and his mother, with bruised leg, recognizes him with her extended arm. The children of the depression had to grow up faster than any other generation in recent history. Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida." by Arthur Rothstein
And you thought it was bad now... Never-before-seen pictures capture everyday life of destitute Americans during the Great Depression
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…
This photo is part of a collection from Lewis Hine, who documented child labor in the early 20th century. This photos was a 12 year old working in cotton/textile. Most of the children that worked in these mills had major health problem, sometimes causing death, from breathing in the lint that floated heavily in the air.