Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mississippi in the Great Depression

This photograph was taken near Jackson, Mississippi in 1937. The woman pictured is a cotton sharecropper. The shack in the background shows the hard life and few comforts of the sharecropping life.


  1. What is truly shocking is that I knew of people who lived in buildings just like that during the 1960's, 1970's and the 1980's in the Deep South. Though things have changed somewhat, there is still plenty of poverty in America.

  2. That really is shocking that YOU knew such people. I really wish you had not been subjected to viewing the hard times OTHER PEOPLE had to endure.