Tag: 1930’s

[Fantastic 1938 photographs] of farmers making sorghum and haying at Lake Dick, Arkansas in 1938

These remarkable photographs taken by Russell Lee show farming equipment, techniques of haying and sorghum making in October 1938. How times have changed!   Member of Lake Dick Cooperative Association, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Cleaning vats used in production of … Read More

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Amazing film and pics! – Ropesville, Texas residents tell about life in 1936 – was it socialism?

Ropesville is a city in Hockley County, Texas, United States. Ropesville, The Ropesville Resettlement Project began in 1934 in conjunction with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the community exists to this day. Resettled family, formerly renters. Ropesville … Read More

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Root hog or die, – these photographs show how the people of Missouri survived the Great Depression

This recording of Colonel Denoon, vocals and guitar. (performer) was recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Springfield, Missouri in December, 1936 The Great Depression and drought hit the people of Missouri, the ‘Show Me” state, hard just as in other … Read More

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Circleville Ohio – the town that changed from a circle to a square [photographs & video]

Circleville is the county seat of Pickaway County, Ohio. Christopher Gist, was the first recorded European explorer to the area. When he arrived around 1750, he found ten families of the Delaware Indians from Pennsylvania in a settlement named Maguck. Town … Read More

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[old film & pictures] The Ohio River Flood of 1937 surpassed all prior floods during the previous 175 years – great historic films

The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million ($8 billion in … Read More

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