These Incredibly Compelling Photos Show Life In The U.S. During The Great Depression Like Never Before

The Great Depression was one of the most trying times in American history. Extreme poverty, dust bowl disasters, and social uncertainty made the years between 1930 and 1940 unlike any others in our country’s past. Take a look at these rare photos featuring snippets of everyday life and interesting scenes during the Great Depression. Note: The Library of Congress has colorized some of these pictures to bring even more life to these frozen moments.

Life during this time shaped a generation of Americans. Did anyone in your family have any memories of the Great Depression?