Tag: 1930’s

Amazing historical photos of workers and people at opening of 1930s Garment Plant in New Jersey

Hightstown, New Jersey – The Opening of the Garment Plant (Continued from Hightstown, New Jersey – Moving day and a surprise statue) “The central idea back of Jersey Homesteads was co-operation. M. L. Wilson stated that the “pattern of the … Read More

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Circleville, Ohio – Displaced Farmers in 1938 had to live in shanty towns called Hoovervilles [vintage photographs]

As farms were foreclosed on during the Great Depression, many farmers around the town of Circleville found themselves having to live in the shanty town of  Hooverville as well. See larger image VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious … Read More

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Travel trailers were especially helpful during the Great Depression of the 1930s – see film and pictures

Prior to the Great Depression, trailers were used by vacationers as housing to travel the countryside. During the Great Depression, these same trailers soon became the permanent homes of migrants and/or unemployed workers who were forced to take to the … Read More

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Hightstown, New Jersey – School, Garment Plant faces difficulties [photographs from 1936]

Hightstown, New Jersey – Garment Plant faces difficulties continued from Hightstown   “By December the $60,000 contributed by the 120 approved homesteaders of Hightstown Homestead in New Jersey was exhausted, and orders for coats had not been large enough for … Read More

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