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FSA (Farm Security Administration) client with mules...

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Photographs from the Great Depression

Students examine a few of the photographs below to gain insights into the circumstances of some people who lived in the Depression era, recording their thoughts on the Primary Source Analysis Tool. Before the students begin, select questions from the teacher’s guide Analyzing Photographs and Prints to focus and prompt analysis and discussion.

Click on the captions below to see the photographs.




Men's dormitory

WPA (Works Progress Administration)

For more photographs, search in America from the Great Depression to World War II, 1935-1945