After the stock market crashed in October of 1929, the United States faced its most economically difficult years. The state of Ohio was especially hurt. By 1932, Ohio’s unemployment rate reached 37.3 percent. The following collection of photos showcase the life and landscape of Ohio during the Great Depression— and serve to remind us of all that we have to be thankful for today.

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