9 Rare Photos Taken In Metro Detroit During The Great Depression

The Great Depression marked an era of substantial financial and emotional difficulties for Americans, both individually and as a broader society. Following the crash of the stock market in 1929, the Depression had worldwide impacts that left millions in dire circumstances through the late 1930s. Detroit was not immune to the challenges of this era, but life didn’t stop entirely when the markets crashed. Here are nine fascinating photos that show what it was like to experience the Great Depression in Detroit.

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