Analyze the photos below. What do you see? Think? Wonder?
This image was taken on October 25, 1925 from Daily Mail newspaper. It was one of the most important articles of this time period because of the Great Depression’s widespread effects, causing almost all stock markets to crash.
The photograph above is of Nicholas Oeconamacos, famous clarinet player, is seen playing on the streets of Seattle for extra change. This photo was taken in the late stages of the great Depression, around 1933. During this time no one was safe, even famous musicians. Many clubs where live music was played shut down because only the wealthy could afford to go. Along with that the radio had taken off providing free music and leaving many musicians out of work. Lucky FDR’s New Deal provided funding for the arts allowing musicians to continue working.
This photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt doing a “Fireside Chat” on the radio. On July 24, 1933 President Roosevelt called in to talk about the government’s new recovery plan called the New Deal. This discussion was about the purposes and foundations of the plan along with some issues of the Great Depression. His plan consisted of passing multiple laws and acts providing relief to the poor, recover the failing industries and economy, and lastly reform the old financial system. (stock market)
During the 1930’s food was scarce and unemployment was high, in the picture seen here there is a large group of people are waiting in line to get a small cup of coffee and a doughnut. This picture shows the constant anxiety and need to provide for their families. During the Great depression America went through what was called “the dust bowl”. Dry hot weather swept the nation destroying many crops ability to grow. With little money to replace ruined crops, the price of food rose, leading many individuals unable to buy food.