Visual Essay Project: Boom to Bust By:Anna Davis

Home Life in the 1920's vs the 1930's; Women and Business Owners

Home life in the 1920's vs the 1930's was very different. The 1920's was full of modern luxuries and new inventions while many families in the 1930's were lucky if they even had a home. Women's daily life in the 1920's was lighthearted and fun as shown in the pictures below. The 1920's was a very monumental time for women because they obtained many new rights and were an important part of society. In the 1930's however many families were struggling. Women had to work hard to keep their families in good health. Many couldn't afford food or homes and had to take care of their families alone while their husbands went looking for work. It was extremely difficult for women to find jobs, men were the priority for work so they were put above women for job opportunities. Business men thrived in the 1920's they had lots of money and successful businesses. In the 1930's however they lost their factories and store fronts because they could no longer pay the rent or get a steady income. Overall both suffered in the 1930's.

Women in the 1920's had a large part in society. Not only did they have to take care of their families but they were now expected to have jobs as well. Many inventions helped house work become easier so this left them with more free time.
Women in the 1930's however led a very different life. Instead of the exciting and new luxuries they had used just a couple years earlier women struggled to feed their families. Many women had to take care of families on their own because their husbands had to go find work.
Business owners in the 1920's were incredibly successful. They had thriving businesses and lots of workers.
During the 1930's most business owners had to fire their wokers and close their factories. They made little to no income because the demand for goods was incredibly low.

Leisure Time 1920's vs. 1930's: African Americans and Stock Brokers

Leisure time in the 1920's vs. the 1930's had a small change. Arts were a big component in both eras especially for African Americans. In the picture below you can see that the 1920's was a fun, exciting, and prospering time for African American music. However many African Americans in the 1930's lost tons of money in the 1930's. Leisure time was not something that many could afford. Stock Brokers in the 20's were very rich and seen as upper class. Their leisure time could consist of parties and extravagant events. The great depression devastated stock brokers. They had little to no money so their leisure time was definitely more limited.

African Americans had a huge break through in the 1920's they introduced the world to incredible art and had a huge impact on the culture of the 1920's.
African Americans in the 1930's were basically like the rest of America they had barely any money and it was extremly hard to survive. Leisure time in the 1930's was not priority.
Stock brokers were very wealthy in the 1920's. Leisure time for them usually consisted of going to parties or events with upper class.
When the stock crashed in 1929 stock brokers could say goodbye to fancy events and parties. Stock brokers learned that there new lifestyle in the 30's would have to be a lot more cheap than the 20's.

Economy 1920's vs 1930's: Farmers and Mexican Immigrants

Economy in the 1920's vs the 1930's was a drastic difference. The 1920's was full of luxury and opportunity. When the stock market crashed however the economy fell very quickly. As shown in the picture below America was devastated what was once a prospering country was now empty and depressed. Farmers in the 1920's didn't have as much as the rest of the country because of the downfall in demand for crops. In the 1930's the Dust Bowl occurred which destroyed many farms and was incredibly dangerous. Many farmers had to close because they made no income. Mexican immigrants found jobs in the 1920's they could earn a steady income and support their families. In the 30's though immigrants were turned away and not welcomed. Americans wanted all of the jobs for themselves and as seen in the pictures below were not friendly to the immigrants.

Farmers in the 1920's were not the most successful. Because of the decline in demand for crops. Income was very low for most farmers.
The 1930's led to the dust bowl which was an event that completly devistated farmers many had to sell there farms and move to stay away from the dangerous storms.
Mexican Immigrants had steady jobs and could support their families in the 1920's.
During the Great Depression Mexican immigrants were not welcome in the United States it was very hard for them to find jobs or to make any money.

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