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"He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done." - Proverbs 19:17

"He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.

People line up for food in New York City, 1930s

Great depression bread line, Dover Street at the Brooklyn Bridge approach, NYC,

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A short revision video outlining the key facts about the Great Depression of the It is extremely helpful and contains useful information about the context of, Of Mice and Men

The Great Depression

Everyone has seen the pictures of the Great Depression breadlines, farmers forced off their land during the dustbowl, and downtrodden Americans eating in soup kitchens.

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Depression: Breadlines:long line of people waiting to be fed: New York City: in the absence of substantial government relief programs during free food was distributed with private funds in some urban centers to large numbers of the unemployed

In the 1930's, Hoovervilles were built all over the United States for those who were not fortunate to stay with a family or friend that hadn't been evicted yet.

Edwin Hill repairing roof of shack in Hooverville, Seattle, November 1939 :: Museum of History and Industry

I saw this photo at the National Art Gallery.  I will never forget this photo...ever.  I love it. It's so full of emotion, so real...

“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, 1936 For many, Florence Owens Thompson is the face of the Great Depression, thanks to legendary photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange made this photograph while visiting a camp in California in February With this.