Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stock Market Crash of 1929



Today's picture shows the scene outside the New York Stock Exchange as the market crashed in 1929. Can you imagine all these people realizing they were not going to get their money? Live savings evaporated in a day? What turmoil that must have been as this started unfolding.

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  1. There were people whose entire fortune was wiped away in under 2 days. I cannot comprehend starting my life over but men and women with parents or children to support simply dug in and found what little work was available and acted. Literally, those who hesitated lost all.

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  2. Or if they couldn't cope, they were those, no doubt few, who famously jumped off buildings.

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