Wednesday, November 11, 2020

1930's Part 2 - Documenting the Great Depression

The 1930's saw the worst economic depression in the history of the world, and part two of today's series shows some photographic documentation of the era.  Dorothea Lange took this photo of an unemployed lumberman who was picking beans to support his family.  He has proudly had his Social Security number tattooed onto his right arm to show his support for the then new program.



  1. That social security number identified him s Thomas Cave (1912-1980). Lots of info on the Web on him.
    to quote just two. Many commentators write how handsome he is.