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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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todaysdocument:

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.

Full Color Depression ⇒

Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland
Photographs by Jack Delano, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott, and Others

Russell Lee Wheat Farm

Russell Lee (American, 1903–1986). Wheat farm, Walla Walla, Washington, 1941. Digital file from original slide (LC-DIG-fsac-1a34223). Collection Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 21, 2011–Sunday, January 22, 2012
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York)

If anyone is heading up to Buffalo later this fall/winter, this exhibition looks fantastic.