The Great Depression caroline howland

Crowds gathering outside the New York Stock Exchange on Black Thursday, Oct. 24, 1929.

‘Such massive poverty and hunger had never been known United States before.Former millionaires stood on street corners trying to sell apples at 5 cents apiece. Hundreds of pitiful shantytowns—called Hoovervilles in honor of the unfortunate Republican president who presided over the disaster—sprang up all over the country to shelter the homeless. People slept under “Hoover blankets”—old newspapers—in the out-of-doors. People waited in bread lines in every city, hoping for something to eat. In 1931 alone more than 20,000 Americans committed suicide. The theme song of the suicide. The theme song of the me ‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’.

In this picture many people waiting outside for food because they could not efford buying there own food.

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