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People/The Depression November A 'soup kitchen' in Chicago, U. opened for the hungry and homeless by gangster Al Capone during the Depression. Great Depression, Depression Quotes, Dust Bowl, Al Capone, Soup Kitchen, Kitchen Decor, Kitchen Chairs, Eye Liner, Federal
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Great Depression: the bleakness of Black Thursday

Stocks crashed, jobs were lost and people starved as the Great Depression took hold in the 1930s

Great Depression - The Canadian Encyclopedia Farms in the west such as this one were devastated not only by erosion but also by droughts and plagues of insects (courtesy Saskatchewan Archives Board/Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Collection). Great Depression, Canadian Prairies, Grapes Of Wrath, Dust Storm, Dust Bowl, Top Soil, Canadian Horse

The Great Depression in Canada

The worldwide Great Depression of the early 1930s was a social and economic shock that left millions of Canadians unemployed, hungry and often homeless. Few countries were affected as severely as Canada during what became known as the Dirty Thirties, due to Canada’s heavy dependence on raw material and farm exports, combined with a crippling Prairies drought.

Bennett buggies, or "Hoover wagons", cars pulled by horses, were used by farmers too impoverished to purchase gasoline. In 2013 we may have to resort to the old way again.Price of gas is so high! Transportation Industry, Car Buying Tips, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Depression Help, Canadian History, Maserati, Old Things, Things To Sell
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This a photo taken during the Great Depression. After the stock market crash, nobody could afford gas. Which then the "Bennett Buggy" was made. It affected Canada greatly because of how the Stock Market Crash effected our economy. Gas was expensive to get and then doubled the price to sell. So the horses would push the cars instead of using gas.

Great Depression in Canada Pictures: Wasootch Unemployment Relief Camp Signs Of Bipolar Depression, Best Medication For Depression, Great Depression, Canada Pictures, Old Pictures, Dust Bowl
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This is a relief camp in BC in the 1930's. These camps during the depression seemed like a solution, but when residents complained about unfair working conditions and wages, the conclusion was the on to Ottawa trek. These camps were implemented to help people during the depression get food and housing, but they had to work long hours. This picture is from cbc.ca and is a primary source. Labor camps my have looked good on paper to the people in Ottawa but they went too effective in real life.

A crowd in Vancouver protests Canadian relief policies in 1937 during the Great Depression in Canada.

A crowd in Vancouver protests Canadian relief policies in 1937 during the Great Depression in Canada.

Great Depression Soup Kitchen---Canadian Encyclopaedia---Shows how Canadians were unable to feed themselves and how challenging money was at the time. Soup kitchens served food to people who had nothing. Canadian History, American History, Gross People, Canadian People, Forced Labor, Great Depression, Canada, History Projects, Timeline
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Le Grand Krach de 1929 au Canada

​À la fin du mois d’octobre 1929, la terreur envahit les marchés boursiers de l’Amérique du Nord. La grande fête spéculative du capitalisme, avec le cours galopant de ses actions et ses célèbres millionnaires, est brusquement interrompue. C’est le Grand Krach, comme cet événement a été appelé, qui va être suivi de la Grande Crise.

A man sleeping on a cot during the Depression. Primary source(picture) The number of immigrants accepted into Canada dropped. For many of the unemployed "going back to the land" was preferable to a miserable existence on urban relief. Canadian People, Men Lie, Canadian History, Primary Sources, Great Depression, Childrens Beds, History Projects, Country Of Origin
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The Great Depression in Canada

circa 1930: Location unknown (in Canada to the west). During the great depression, the federal government forced many immigrants back to their countries of origin. This was because of the lack of jobs (unemployment). The federal government didn't provide for immigrants at all, and even the people already living there didn't manage to get by with work being difficult to almost impossible to find. This man lying in the cot is unemployed and is unable to support himself. -Esther