The Depression of the 30's


The Great Depression began with the Stock Market crash on October 24, 1929. As the Depression continued and more people were evicted from their homes makeshift, shanty towns were built around the country. These shanty towns were called Hoovervilles after President Herbert Hoover who many felt was to blame for not providing government assistance or relief. Reporter Charles Michelson is credited for coining the term, "Hooverville." It first appeared in print in 1930.

Date Made: 1962

Affiliated Union: United Auto WorkersDepicted (Sitter): Hoover, HerbertMaker: United Auto Workers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, DetroitAssociated Place: United States: Michigan, Detroit

General Subject Association: labor issuesLabor UnionspovertyRelated Event: The Great Depression and World War II


See more items in: Political History: Political History, General History Collection, Princeton Posters


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Credit Line: Smithsonian

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0701.18Catalog Number: 1988.0701.18Accession Number: 1988.0701

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm


Record Id: nmah_1050830

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