Featured Image from Library of Congress
Picture 1: Look at the living conditions of this home. It is quite possible that this person is living in poverty given the condition of his home.
Picture 2: The man looks hungry, and possibly sickly. It is possible that he cannot afford to eat given his circumstances.
Picture 3: Much of the inside of this man’s home is empty, implying that he is barely scraping by. Again, the man may be struggling for money.
Picture 1: This man is clearly dressed well – implying wealth. His clothes are clean, pressed, and are not tattered.
Picture 2: FDR – His face clearly showing concern for his country. This image quite possibly captures him shortly before he makes life changing decisions for many Americans.
Picture 3: The clean appearance of FDR likely conveyed to Americans that he was a leader. A beacon of hope for those who struggled so much during this time period.
Picture 1: The child’s hair is dirty, implying that he has no access to clean conditions. His head is pointed toward the ground in anguish, despite his young age.
Picture 2: A mother’s face. Full of concern and fear for what lies ahead for her children. This is quite possibly the most famous photo from this time period.
Picture 3: This child cries on his mother’s shoulder. Likely hungry, and scared. He is very thin, implying he’s hungry. Certainly something no child should ever have to go through.