Part of an Impoverished Family of Nine On a New Mexico Highway Digital History ID 2622|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USF34-009749-E
Annotation: After more than half a century, images of the Great Depression remain firmly etched in the American psyche: breadlines, soup kitchens, tin-can shanties and tar-paper shacks known as "Hoovervilles," penniless men and women selling apples on street corners, and gray battalions of Arkies and Okies packed into Model A Fords heading to California.
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