The Great Depression pushed millions of Americans into catastrophic poverty. Here, a mother and her shoeless children stand beside their home, a tin shack, in Elm Grove, Oklahoma, 1st August 1936

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The Great Depression pushed millions of Americans into catastrophic poverty. Here, a mother and her shoeless children stand beside their home, a tin shack, in Elm Grove, Oklahoma, 1st August 1936
The Great Depression pushed millions of Americans into catastrophic poverty. Here, a mother and her shoeless children stand beside their home, a tin shack in Elm Grove, Oklahoma, Aug. 1, 1936.
Credit:  Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress