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!
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Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.