Great Depression Era

We are going to look at 5 different themes within the Great Depression Era for this part of our wiki. The chart below gives a brief synopsis of what you'll find on each page.


  • popularity of movies

  • popularity of radio programs

  • Big Band and Swing Music

  • collegiate and professional sports

Struggling in the Bad Economy

  • shantytowns and Hoovervilles

  • hoboes

  • soup kitchens, breadlines, and "the dole"

  • labor strikes and sit down strikes

Major News

  • Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial

  • Spanish Civil War

  • Hindenburg Disaster

  • Amelia Erhart's disappearance

Style and Architecture

  • fashions for men and women

  • Art Deco style and Frank Lloyd Wright

  • skyscrapers

  • World's Fair 1939-'40

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-038637-D DLC (b&w film neg,)


  • automobiles

  • trains

  • urban transit

  • highway network

  • motorcycles