These 20 Rare Photos Were Taken In Alabama During The Great Depression

The Great Depression, which took place during the years 1929-1939, began shortly after the stock market crash of October 1929. In 1933, as many as 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the United States’ banks had failed. During this horrible time in history, relief and reform measures were put into place by President Roosevelt. Unfortunately, the economy didn’t fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II began.

Listed below are 20 interesting photos that were captured in Alabama during the Great Depression. These photos show what life was truly like back then.

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