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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore Regionalism, Photography, and the Great Depression.

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Notes on "The Great Depression"


Image of Benton, People of Chilmark, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:People-of-Chilmark-Benton-1920-lrg.jpg; Image of Wood, American Gothic, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grant_Wood_-_American_Gothic_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Evans, Allie Mae Borroughs, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Allie_Mae_Burroughs_print.jpg; Image of Evans, Floyd Burroughs, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Floyd_Burroughs_sharecropper.jpg; Image of Lange, Migrant Mother, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lange-MigrantMother02.jpg; Image of Parks, American Gothic, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gordon_Parks_-_American_Gothic.jpg

Terms to Know
  • FSA

    Farm Security Administration. First developed to assist resettlement of rural populations, the program was responsible for supporting a highly prolific photography and writing program that documented life during the Depression.

  • Regionalism

    An American art movement during the 1930s characterized by depictions of realistic rural scenes. 

  • Social Realism

    Part of FSA, an art movement whose artists focused on 'everyday conditions of the working class'.