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Following a period of rampant speculation on Wall Street, the stock  market crashed on October 29, 1929, a major precipitating event of the  Great Depression — a decade-long economic catastrophe. By 1933  industrial production had fallen to one-third its pre-Depression levels,  thousands of banks were closed, and almost 13 million Americans were  jobless.  This photo of a Depression-era bread line was taken by  Dorothea Lange at the White Angel Jungle, a soup kitchen for San  Francisco’s jobless.

“The White Angel Bread Line” By Dorothea Lange, San Francisco,  California, 1933; Records of the Social Security Administration; Record  Group 47; National Archives.

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Following a period of rampant speculation on Wall Street, the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929, a major precipitating event of the Great Depression — a decade-long economic catastrophe. By 1933 industrial production had fallen to one-third its pre-Depression levels, thousands of banks were closed, and almost 13 million Americans were jobless.  This photo of a Depression-era bread line was taken by Dorothea Lange at the White Angel Jungle, a soup kitchen for San Francisco’s jobless.

“The White Angel Bread Line” By Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, California, 1933; Records of the Social Security Administration; Record Group 47; National Archives.