Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

25 Historical Photos That Will Destroy Everything You Knew About The Great Depression.

In the United States, the 1930's are remembered as dark time, one where The Great Depression did its worst to the country's citizens, leaving many without food, money, or resources. Families were torn apart when fathers had to leave town to find work, and life was all about doing a lot with very little.

In many ways, the decade was a black spot on American history, one that those who lived through it would prefer to forget. However, these photos show a different side to the thirties, images that prove that although times were tough, the human spirit remained strong.

#1. Girls having a blast at a state fair in 1938.

Girls having a blast at a state fair in 1938.

#2. An anti-Prohibition parade in 1932.

An anti-Prohibition parade in 1932.

#3. Women getting their drink on in 1934.

Women getting their drink on in 1934.

#4. Dancers doin the Lindy Hop, a dance that got it's start at the Savoy Ballroom, Harlem.

Dancers doin the Lindy Hop, a dance that got it's start at the Savoy Ballroom, Harlem.

#5. Acrobats getting crazy at the top of the Empire State Building in 1934.

Acrobats getting crazy at the top of the Empire State Building in 1934.

#6. Mardi Gras party animals in New Orleans in 1938.

Mardi Gras party animals in New Orleans in 1938.

#7. With bacon strapped to her feet, this woman is making the world's largest omelette in 1934.

With bacon strapped to her feet, this woman is making the world's largest omelette in 1934.

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