Boom To Bust Visual Essay Abby saltis

Economy 1920´s: Farmers

Farmers in the 1920´s did not do well, they worked constantly and did not have a lot of money. This picture shows a family of farmers working on their field, having a surplus of food with no one to purchase it.

Economy 1930´s: Farmers

In the 1930´s the Dust Bowl occurred, which hit many farmers badly and they could not produce or sell any crops. This picture shows a farmer digging up the dust and dirt from the dust storms.

Leisure time 1920´s: Women

In the 1920´s, women were out more often and were enjoying becoming flappers, dancing, and going to bars. In this picture it shows the flappers dancing at a party, most likely.

Leisure time 1930´s: Women

In the 1930´s, women were not out and having fun anymore. In the picture, they were now not out dressed scandalous and were most likely heading to work.

Leisure time 1920´s: African Americans

In the 1920´s, jazz was a big part of entertainment and was also a way for African Americans to make music. This picture shows African American men playing jazz music.

Leisure time 1930´s: African Americans

In the 1930´s, entertainment was turned to movies and art to help people get their mind off the Great Depression. This picture shows people playing music in front of a theater, which is going to play something.

Daily life 1920´s: Women

In the 1920´s women were more rebellious and did not work at home as much. This picture shows women wearing rebellious fashion, and out from their houses.

Daily life 1930´s: Women

In the 1930´s, women were now working more because their families needed money. This picture shows women and men both working and trying to create money for their families.

Government 1920´s: Business leaders

In the 1920´s, many business owners were doing well and they were very involved. This picture shows business owners in front of a building, probably meeting up for something.

Government 1930´s: Business leaders

In the 1930´s, the stock market crash affected many people, and also many businesses. This picture is showing people coming out and into the banks to see what happened to their money.

Government 1920´s: Bankers/Stockbrokers

In the 1920´s, the stock market was huge and many people used the banks. The stock market was booming. This picture shows people in the banks either getting money or depositing money.

Government 1930´s: Bankers/Stockbrokers

In the 1930´s, the stock market crashed. People did not trust the banks anymore after much of the money was gone. This picture shows people going into the banks to see what had happened.

The 1920's was a time of excitement. On the other hand, the 1930's was not so much. In the 1920's, women became very rebellious, along with the youth. Women became flappers and started wearing scandalous fashion. They also got their hair cut short and wore makeup. They went out to bars and had a good time. Women were not as involved in housework, and were able to go out and do other things. Business owners were also doing very well. The stock market was doing well and people were buying many stocks and earning money. There was also many other laws which segregated many African Americans. The government was not as involved and the businesses took control. Business leaders had a huge opportunity to make money and sell products and stocks. Also, African Americans were expressing themselves through jazz and music. They played at many bars and clubs. This also created the Harlem Renaissance. The 1920's was a huge time for African Americans to be part of things and create music. Although these groups were doing well, farmers were not doing so well. They had a huge surplus from the war, with no one to sell their crops to. They could not earn a lot of money with no one buying their products. The 1920's was a positive time for many groups, along with a few negative side effects. On the contrary, the 1930's was not a time of excitement and joy. Money was a huge problem, along with the stock market crash. First, women needed to start working again. They had to try to get jobs to earn money for their families. They also enhanced back into household working, along with having to make their own clothes and food. Women had to do a lot for their families. Also, business owners were not doing so well. Many businesses had to be foreclosed as sales declined. There was no one to buy stocks anymore, since the stock market crash and no one trusted the bankers and the banks. This caused many workers to be laid off, which effected money. Additionally, African Americans suffered. They were the last ones to be hired because of their race. Sharecroppers were also forced off plantations. African Americans had to compete with white men, maybe even with women to find a job and earn money for their families. Finally, farmers were not doing any better. The Dust Bowl was a huge thing that affected farmers. It did not help farmers earn money and they continued to struggle. There were many differences between the 1920's and the 1930's. The 1920's was a time of excitemnet for their products. The 1920's was a positive time for many groups, along with a few negative side effects. On the contrary, the 1930's was not a time of excitement and joy. Money was a huge problem, along with the stock market crash. First, women needed to start working again. They had to try to get jobs to earn money for their families. They also enhanced back into household working, along with having to make their own clothes and food. Women had to do a lot for their families. Also, business owners were not doing so well. Many businesses had to be foreclosed as sales declined. There was no one to buy stocks anymore, since the stock market crash and no one trusted the bankers and the banks. This caused many workers to be laid off, which effected money. Additionally, African Americans suffered. They were the last ones to be hired because of their race. Sharecroppers were also forced off plantations. African Americans had to compete with white men, maybe even with women to find a job and earn money for their families. Finally, farmers were not doing any better. The Dust Bowl was a huge thing that affected farmers. It did not help farmers earn money and they continued to struggle. There were many differences between the 1920's and the 1930's. The 1920's was a time of excitement for many, but the 1930's was a struggle for almost all.

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