Nashville November 29, 2016
11 Rare Photos Taken In Nashville During The Great Depression
These photos of Nashville during the Great Depression are both haunting and humbling. These were strong folks, fighting for the everyday, giving an infusion of hope into the daunting economic downfall of the country. These shots are from Ben Hahn, and date back to 1935.
1. It was a decade of waiting.
Waiting for work, for a break, for a chance for something new.
2. A smile for the simple things.
The difficult time period made it wildly necessary for a happiness to become a choice - not a privilege.
For food, for work, for everything.
4. A portrait of the Great Depression.
It's humbling, to think of the hardship and difficulty of the period.
5. Ladies on their way about downtown.
These photos are of our ancestors - wouldn't it be neat to recognize someone?
6. A medicine show.
Come one, come all!
7. Another portrait of the time that once was.
Forever working hard and fighting for a better life.
8. A religious meeting in late 1935.
Singing songs of worship and hope.
9. Again with the waiting.
What strong people they were. What endurance and strength.
10. Quite a big soapbox, don't you think?
11. The streets of Nashville look a bit different, don't you think?
A bit of dirt and grime - not quite like today.
Such a humbling thing, don’t you think? Check out some more
historic shots of Tennessee.