The first picture made me think of the poor conditions that were a reality during The Great Depression. The two family men are desperately searching for jobs with likely no success, this made me consider how difficult the poor conditions of the depression were and how they affected the 27% of unemployed Canadians in the worst years of the depression.
In my opinion this was a terrible time for the unemployment, getting work became a matter of luck and educational achievements that they worked hard for became irrelevant.
"By 1930, 30% of the labour force was out of work, and one fifth of the population became dependent on government assistance."
The statistical quote reminded me of one of the largest changes and legacies that resulted from the depression. The quote mentions how one fifth of Canadians were dependant on the government, which for the time, was a new concept. Since the Depression this has become more and more common with things like health care, welfare, and general control in industries such as banks.
In my opinion this is both good and bad, it provides support for many individuals and families which is obviously great, but in some ways (such as government control of bank facilities) it takes power away from the people and from small businesses.