LIKE
Good article? Vote
+1 point
4 votes
Loading...

Life In The Slums During The Great Depression In The United States

  • Visitors tour the Hooverville in Central Park
  • A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City (2)
  • A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City (3)
  • A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City
  • A Hooverville in Seattle, Washington.
  • A Hooverville resident in Portland, Oregon
  • A Hooverville resident who works in the cherry orchards at Salem. Portland, Oregon
  • A part-time fruit worker in his shack under the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, Oregon.
  • Central Park Hooverville residents gather by The Mansion, the shantytowns chief edifice
  • Hooverville, c1932
  • Hooverville, c1933 (2)
  • Hooverville, c1935
  • Hooverville, c1938 (4)
  • Hooverville, c1938
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (2)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (3)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (4)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (5)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (6)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (7)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (8)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (9)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (10)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (11)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (12)
  • Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938

Shortly after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday) and the subsequent onset of the Great Depression, unemployment and homelessness dramatically increased across the United States. People began to arise improvised huts and shacks on vacant lots, public lands and deserted streets.

Some of these villages held as many as 15,000 people. They were popularly referred to as Hoovervilles, named after after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States during the onset of the Depression and widely blamed for the economic crisis. By 1940, the economy and employment levels had largely recovered, and Hoovervilles were cleaned out and even burned by police.

Check out these photos showing the life in the slums during the great depression in the United States.

A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City, 1933.

A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City (2)

A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City, 1933.

A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City (3)

A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City, 1933.

A Hooverville in Central Park, New York City

Central Park Hooverville residents gather by “The Mansion,” the shantytown’s chief edifice, Sept. 22, 1932.

Central Park Hooverville residents gather by The Mansion, the shantytowns chief edifice

Visitors tour the Hooverville in Central Park, Jan. 3, 1933.

Visitors tour the Hooverville in Central Park

A Hooverville in Seattle, Washington, July 16, 1934.

A Hooverville in Seattle, Washington.

A Hooverville resident in Portland, Oregon, 1936.

A Hooverville resident in Portland, Oregon

A cherry orchard worker at home in the Portland, Oregon Hooverville, 1936.

A Hooverville resident who works in the cherry orchards at Salem. Portland, Oregon

A part-time fruit worker in his shack under the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, Oregon, 1936.

A part-time fruit worker in his shack under the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, Oregon.

1932

Hooverville, c1932

c. 1933

Hooverville, c1933 (2)

1935

Hooverville, c1935

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Hooverville, c1938 (4)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Hooverville, c1938

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (2)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (3)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (4)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (5)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (6)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (7)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (8)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (9)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (10)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (11)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938 (12)

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio, 1938.

Residents of a Hooverville in central Ohio 1938

Source: masterok

Share your thought below and check out New York City Slums In The 1880s.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

You may also like...

Geralt Nowak

There will be something about me. I'm too lazy now.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. More information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

More info: Privacy & Cookies

Close this window

Read more:
Meanwhile In Russia: Weird Russian Photos – Part 5

Check out the sixth part of Russian weirdness. You will...

Close