Tag: Great Depression

[1930s photos & story] Lake Dick, Arkansas represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms

Click here to see more stunning photographs of the Lake Dick project in Arkansas. Lake Dick, Arkansas represents a unique experience in American agricultural history because it is one of a small number of communal farms established and operated by … Read More

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The Schoenfeldt family of Sheridan, Kansas worked hard on their turkey farm as these photographs reveal

The Schoenfeldt, a Russian-German family, raised turkeys on their farm in Sheridan County, Kansas in August 1939. Photojournalist Russell Lee took many photographs of the family as they went about their daily chores. Family of Mr. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security … Read More

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A sawmill saved the town of Ola, Idaho from disaster – see pictures of the men who saved the town

The Great Depression hit Idaho hard. From 1929 to 1932, the income of the average Idahoan dropped nearly fifty percent. Photographer Dorothea Lange visited Gem County’s Squaw Creek Valley, Ola, Idaho in October and November 1939 and took many pictures of … Read More

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