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20 Rare Photos Taken In Mississippi During The Great Depression

In 1929, the entire country was devastated by the Great Depression. The economy was stagnated like never before, unemployment rates soared, jobs were non-existent, and prices of cotton and other crops plummeted. Times were tough to say the least. And while the state has come a long way from this dark period, it’s always interesting to reflect on the past. So, here are 20 photos that will give you a glimpse of what life in Mississippi was like during one of the toughest times in history.

It’s unfathomable to think of how hard Mississippians, as well as all Americans, had it during these years. Have any pictures from this time period? Share your photos/thoughts in the comments section below!

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.