Eyes of the Great Depression 010

Eyes of the Great Depression 010

Eyes of the Great Depression 010

Child living in Oklahoma City shacktown. Photo by Dorothea Lange, 1936 Aug.

Library of Congress image

Title by Dorothea Lange: Damaged Child1

  1. Damaged – Dust, Drought and Depression #21; provides more information related to this image and Dorothea Lange.

Note: This post was revised 6/22/2017.

american history, economy, eyes of the great depression, great depression, history, vintage images

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  • maleesha Jan 4, 2009

    Oh lordy, I hope my children dont look like this in a couple of years…

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  • Dot Jan 5, 2009

    When I just saw the eyes, I thought it was a much older person. Very sad to be forced to age that fast.

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  • Betsy Wuebker Jan 5, 2009

    These eyes say "J'accuse!" don't they. They should spark a call to service in everyone. This has been an exquisite series, Mike.

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  • And they still have the nerve to say we are passing through the worst crisis in history.

  • Patricia Jan 5, 2009

    Wow what a picture and what those eyes are saying…and my children are just starting to remember things their grandparents lived through and yet they are not knowing the pinch yet.

    Thank you amazing series…

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  • archiearchive Jan 6, 2009

    I do hope things do not get as bad as the 1930's. That depression required a world war to overcome it. As for "recession", "deep Recession" and "Depression"; what do any of them mean? My opinion is that they all mean "The rich are getting richer and the poor are starving!" (There will be a post on the archive which may amuse you – it will appear in about 7.5 hours)

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  • tikno Jan 6, 2009

    I feel a lot of meaning in her eyes.

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  • carla Jan 7, 2009

    I too am sick of the comparisons to 2008/9 to the 1930s. I hope things improved for that poor child.

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  • Mike Goad Jan 7, 2009

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and to those commenting on this. Each comment, I think, adds a little bit to this, different perspectives and perceptions.

    Rather than reply to each comment, I'm just going to let each stand on it's own virtue.

    Thanks, again for visiting and commenting. I'll be adding more to this series and hope that you will drop by to view the additions and, if you have something to say, that you contribute a comment.

  • teeni Jan 12, 2009

    Wow – I thought it was an older person too! Yikes. Sad to see someone who had to become so wise before their time.

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