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Great Depression tough times.

Unemployed men queued outside a Depression era soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed.

Five Points Gang (Italians) rivaled the Eastman Gang

Five Points Gang - from this gang came some of the most notable gangsters of the depression period including Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Johnny Torio, Frankie Yale and Jimmy.Neighborhood where most of the orphan train riders came from.

October 29th marks the anniversary of the start of The Great Depression.

34 Eye Opening Photos Of The Great Depression

Economical: The depression left people jobless and so they were so willing to do whatever they could to get money they would sell themselves.

Worker and his wife in front of their shack home on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. This man said that last year he thought maybe he would be a little better off when he got the WPA work and had a small amount of cash coming in, but that he was worse off now. ’Last year I had a cow and some chickens and I had to sell my cow and eat my chickens. I get worse off every year’" (Russell Lee, 1939)

A WPA (Works Progress/Work Projects Administration) worker and his wife sitting in front of their shack home on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls.

1934 Seattle WA Inside the shantytowns of the Great Depression

Inside the shantytowns of the Great Depression

The Great Depression in America

The Great Depression was a period during the people were spending more money than they could afford stock market crashed In 1929 businesses and banks closed people lost jobs, savings , and homes.

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