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Rain for the earth in Montana – great vintage film from dust bowl era

Delightful vintage government film from 1937 midwest  – reveals how the drought affected the midwest during the dust bowl The Water Carrier Scenes from 1937 midwest show the importance of water for drinking purposes illustrated by views of one well that serves an entire community. Water is doled out and counted by the bucketful. The commentator describes  the […]

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[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 syrup from sorghum, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Stripping sorghum prior to crushing. Sorghum mill at […]

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Do you remember these washing machines? great pictures and rare film!

Rare! 1938 film of Lake Dick, Arkansas with photographs As a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s interest in assisting the rural poor during the 1930’s Depression, the Resettlement Administration was established. Lake Dick was one of these Resettlement projects near Althimer, Arkansas. It was part of the governments efforts to help sharecroppers establish their […]

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[see vintage pics] W-all we all just a ‘set’; sometimes a few of ’em get up and move about to ‘tother side [cool pics from 1936]

Life was slow for these men during the Great Depression The Great Depression began in August of 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession. Although the country spent two months with declining GDP, it was not until the Wall Street Crash of October, 1929 that the effects of a declining […]