In 1937, the wife of my second great-uncle was hired by the Work Projects Administration to record the stories of former slaves throughout Eufaula. Gertha Long Couric married my Papa’s uncle William McKleroy Couric in 1906. Her “Ex-Slave Tales,” included in the Library of Congress’s 1941 report, are written in a Southern black dialect that is likely contrived. Because of the nature of the project, it is difficult to determine her credibility as a writer and narrator. Digitized by Project Gutenberg in 2011, these Alabama narratives paint a largely two-dimensional picture of slave life in the antebellum period. It is clear to me that Gertha, born in 1882, defended the fallacies of the Lost Cause narrative.
Molly Ammond, Gus Askew, Nathan Beauchamp, Allen Brown, Matilda Pugh Daniel, Lizzie Hill, Gabe Hines, Mary Rice, Hannah Irwin, Mary Rice, Maugan Shepherd, Theodore Fontaine Stewart, and Alonza Fantroy Toombs were all born into slavery in the years leading up to secession. Recalling the rise of the First Klan, the narratives of Irwin and Toombs are included in the body of the thesis, in the chapter titled “Cherry Street.” Though the WPA’s volumes of slave narratives are highly problematic, they often reveal the tensions at play when white people record black stories. I think the photographs that accompany these stories convey truths that Gertha's "transcriptions" do not.
Can't wait till their done! It was pretty messy probably didn't need to be. Ehehhe. But I had fun and the ingredients are in small proportion and low price. ^_^ I used Farm fresh eggs, all purpose flour, & granulated sugar. Check out Clara's YouTube channel. It is amazing she shares the knowledge of recipes. ^_^
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) has always been a favorite book of mine. A classic coming of age novel. The frustrated, aimless adventure of Holden Caulfield unfolds with him getting thrown out of another private school. Tortured by a world of “phonies”, he seems relieved to be free of them, only his parents don’t know yet. Impulsively, he decides to leave Saturday night, taking the train into New York City. Filled with adventures in clubs, seeing the grittier side of NYC, even encountering a pimp/prostitute in his hotel, young Holden makes his way waiting until Wednesday to show up at his parents’ apartment
Despite being published in 1951, portions were published in 1945 & 1946 in magazines. I’d say this takes place in the late 1930s, mainly because there is no mention either of war or of Pearl Harbor, which would be a dominate theme. Plus, Salinger was born in 1919, so if he was writing from his own experiences, he would have been 16-17 around 1935-36
I read this book not long after high school and I identified with it in my late teens/early 20s. Later on, reading it around thirty, I could feel that this was a reminiscence. There was something jaded about it. It felt more fed up than angst ridden. Now, even further removed from being a teenager, I was profoundly affected by how class played a role in this story, how despite his privilege, he wanted to reject it, yet was still a part of it. At one point, he just decided to skip quarters on the water like one would skip stones. In 1936, this would have been like crumpling up throwing away $10-$20 nowadays. I just looked up info on the period and a gallon of gas was 10 cents & a loaf of bread was 8 cents, so the five quarters he tosses was equivalent to a load of groceries or a full tank of gas. He gives $10 to nuns he meets at the train station. Monthly rent in 1935 was $22, so his donation would have been equivalent to giving $300-$500 today. Noticing these details really changed the tone of Salinger’s story. Food for thought
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Bisa dipastikan setiap bioskop, selain mejual film, mereka juga menjual camilan dan minuman. Ya, popcorn menjadi salah satu camilan yang wajib dijual di bioskop. Lalu mengapa camilan ini menjadi wajib dimakan di dalam bioskop padahal awalnya sangat dilarang?. Seperti dituliskan di atas, awalnya berondong jagung memang dilarang masuk ke dalam bioskop. Alasannya karena akan membuat suara berisik ketika kita memakannya. Seperti halnya memakan chips, makan popcorn juga pasti mengeluarkan suara.
Pada tahun 1927, pasar bioskop sudah mulai bergeser. Menonton film (di bioskop) adalah kegiatan yang bisa dinikmati oleh siapa pun. Hal ini bertepatan dengan Great Deppresion yang melanda dunia industrialisasi Negara Barat, dan Amerika juga butuh hiburan murah yang mampu membuat mereka melupakan masalah ini sesaat.
Saat itu popcorn masih belum masuk bioskop, tetapi para penjualnya gerak cepet buat dateng ke bioskop dan menjual di depannya. Karena harganya murah, para penonton bisa menikmatinya sambil menonton film. Para penjual popcorn juga ambil dua keuntungan, pembeli yang ingin menonton bioskop atau orang-orang yang lewat jalan tersebut.
Melihat tingkat permintaan akan popcorn meningkat, pemilik bioskop mulai menjual camilan ini dengan membuatnya sendiri. Bagi mereka, untuk bisa tetap hidup di era Great Deppresion adalah menjual apa pun yang diinginkan oleh para penonton.
#favoritesong right now. At least for this evening. My Dad told me about his home in #ShantyTown with dirt floors and an outhouse. He had to fight off the middle class #richkids . That was during the #GreatDepression . #missmydad and his fantastic heartbreakingly beautiful stories of life. I wish I could have played this #DesmondDekker song for him. He would have loved it.
This was crazy to see the shear size and capabilities of this engineering feat. The Hoover dam was constructed during the hight of the #greatdepression where people flocked from all over the #usa to work for as little as 62 cents a day. The working conditions at the time were nowhere what they are to day. Amazingly only 112 people payed the ultimate sacrifice during the construction. The dam was built from 1931 to 1935 and was actually completed two years ahead of schedule.
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Today’s non-1940s hit is 1969’s,”My Way.” Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to the music of the French song "Comme d'habitude" co-composed and co-written with Jacques Revaux, and performed in 1967 by Claude François. Anka heard the song while on a visit to France. He negotiated the rights to the song. Then he wrote “My Way.” He sent it to his friend Frank Sinatra to the chagrin of his record company, however Anka recorded a version after Sinatra’s. On December 30, 1968, Frank Sinatra recorded his version in Los Angeles under the Reprise Record Label. It reached No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 2 on the Easy Listening chart in the US. In the UK, the single achieved a still unmatched record, becoming the recording with the most weeks inside the Top 40, spending 75 weeks from April 1969 to September 1971. Frank Sinatra actually grew to hate the song as he thought it was self indulgent. This is another great song. I’m posting another 1960s song since I’m not in the mood to post a love song from the 1940s or 1950s. Also I already recorded this. I think this song is all about perspective and remembering that these times will seem different upon reflection at a later date. Just keep trucking and being yourself and one day things will turn out (I hope). #1940s#1940smusic#1940slifestyle#1940sfashion#1950s#1950smusic#1950slifestyle#ww2#ww2history#ww2music#1940samerica#vintage#vintagemusic#oldies#classic#1960s#backintheday#silentgeneration#koreanwar#greatdepression#1960smusic#coololdies#history#franksinatra#musichistory#music#franksinatra100
[DIE APOTHEKE STYLE]
Во времена Великой Депрессии барбершопы в буквальном смысле приводили мужчин в порядок. Чтобы скрыть следы ночной попойки от начальства, рабочие шли в ближайший барбершоп к "BLACK EYE SPECIALIST", дабы замазать синяки и татуировки, избавиться от перегара и и опухшего вида. Эти "специалисты" создавали лицо заново, делали всё, чтобы их посетители не лишились работы.
Это был сугубо американский сервис, нужда в котором окончательно пропала к 1950-м годам. Данный период вдохновил японцев @b.l.b.d на создание особых вещей; полных романтизированых очерков об американском городском быте. Для нас обоих "BLACK EYE SPECIALIST" — дань памяти нелегкой жизни простых рабочих во времена кризиса. И эту позицию мы хотим выразить нашим внешним видом.
During the Great Depression, the barbershop literally prepare men to early work. To hide the traces of night drinking from the bosses, the workers went to the nearest barbershop to "BLACK EYE SPECIALIST", in order to cover up bruises and tattoos, get rid of the fumes and the swollen look. These "specialists" created the face anew, did everything to prevent their customers from losing jobs.
It was a purely American service, the need for which finally disappeared by the 1950s. This period inspired the japanese brand BILLBOARD to create special clothing; full of romanticized essays on American urban life. For both of us, "BLACK EYE SPECIALIST" is a tribute to the hard life of workers in times of Great Depression. And we want to express this position in our style.
#dieApotheke#die_apotheke#die_apothekebarber#menshairproducts#oldschoolbarber#barberlife#barber#traditionalbarber#barberconnect#vintagestyle#history#ващепохуйверишьнет#billboard#b .l.b.d #billboardprint#nutsartworks#oldjoebrand#oldjoeandco#oldjoe#japan#streetstyle#art#blackeyespecialist#americana#oldtimes#greatdepression#workers#lifestyle
This colorful collection was curated with entertaining in mind - add a touch of history and sophistication to your special event or make a memorable gift to the barware connoisseur in your life!
Vintage coupe glasses by famous American glass houses - Tiffin, US Glass, Fenton, Colony, Imperial Glass Ohio, circa 1930-1960.
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Unemployed young men attend a meeting of the Workers Alliance Council, West Virginia, 1936. Photo by Lewis Hine and held by @usnationalarchives. A pioneer of documentary photography who used the camera as a tool for justice, Hine's images of children working in factories were instrumental in the passage of child labor laws. He also documented the experiences of immigrants and the impact of the Great Depression.
This image became the basis of The Teacher, The Lost & Found Tarot's equivalent of The Hierophant, which has been the single hardest card for me to design. I've gone through many drafts, including an early Emma Goldman version, and struggled to figure out what direction I wanted to take this card. This photo was a breakthrough. I love the older man's warmth, the gentle way he holds his authority, the way the young men appear genuinely captivated by his presence. I can almost hear him speaking, a low and quiet voice, wise, grounded, reassuring.
The card departs from the composition of the first few majors in that the figure is sideways, not facing out. I like this because part of the message of this card is, it's not all about you! We are pieces of a greater whole.
I finally began to see in this card the gifts of tradition. I think it was tough for me to get there as I've been very actively processing historical trauma around the Holocaust recently, specifically what happened to my maternal grandfather's family in Poland. There is so much trauma, shame, and silence. I'm the first one to research what happened, to learn the names and the stories of the people who were murdered. I am grateful to be able to learn so much, to know and to honor the story, to connect the dots of my family tree and my own experience. Even the most painful histories contain many gifts.
Dorothea Lange (1895 – 1965): Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936)
Lange's images of Depression-era America made her one of the most acclaimed documentary photographers of the 20th century. She is remembered above all for revealing the plight of sharecroppers, displaced farmers and migrant workers in the 1930s, and her portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California(1936), has become an icon of the period.
A small except from the description that Lange wrote of her encounter: "I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was 32. She said they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tyres from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me... I knew that I had recorded the essence of my assignment." .
The indescribably poignant expression on Thompson's face stands out from between the bowed heads of her sons, whose presence reveals the nature of her concerns. This is what I call the power of art! #dorethealange#americanphotographer#migrantmother#documentaryphotography
June 1938: A recent trip to The Chronicle’s basement archive turned up a negative pack dated 1952, but upon closer examination it was clear the “6-38” etched on the images was the month and year (June 1938) that they were shot. It didn’t take long to confirm these were Depression-era photos of the Shasta Dam’s construction and the ramshackle “boomtowns” that grew in its shadow. The $36 million dam was the first phase of the huge Central Valley Project, and hundreds of unemployed workers and their families flocked to the Redding area looking for work. 📷: Ken McLaughlin
“The dust storms and floods of the last few years have underscored the importance of programs to control soil erosion… The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” When Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote these words to all of the State Governors in 1937, the country was in the midst of shaking back from two of what would be three unprecedented dust storms within a single decade. These storms took place in the Midwest – the very heart of our nation’s food production lands – and were the icing on the cake during the devastating economic downturn that we call the Great Depression. The storms were a direct result of relentless farming without consideration of the land’s natural state or the ecological implications that would result from the dramatic changes the agricultural industry wrought. FDR saw that this was a grave issue and, to prevent a calamity of this level from reoccurring, brought the Standard Soil Conservation Districts Law to the table.
Sliding back into reality with this gorgeous wine🍷 from @bialevineyards! Picked this gem 💎 up @lowerfallswine to bring to a dinner party 🎉 and it was just lovely. Super jammy filled with blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry 🍒 . Lots of pepper sprinkled in to round out the wine and create a smooth tannic finish. 👌🏻
The story behind Black Chicken goes like this... “During the Great Depression, Aldo Biale began selling eggs, walnuts, prunes, and vegetables in the Napa Valley. Orders came via the party line phone, which could be eavesdropped on by nosy neighbors. “Black Chicken” became the code name for a jug of Aldo’s secret Zinfandel from the barrels in the barn.”
Want to build a dam? Here ya go.😄 Pretty amazing to think this dam was built in 5 years. (Without computer technology) Completed in 1936 during the great depression, 2 years under budget. They worked 3 shifts, 24 hours a day, taking only Christmas and Thanksgiving days off. #america#truegrit#greatdepression
"Mrs. Aileen Brown, on WPA Household Aides project: 'Some turn up their noses but if it hadn't been for WPA the doors of half the stores'd been closed. Sidewalks make it easier to keep the house clean. Curbs and gutters keep the streets from washing out. Roosevelt has been a wonderful, wonderful president.'" National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 69-N. #alabama#greatdepression#greatdepressionera#worksprogressadministration
Reverend C. H. McCall on the benefits of New Deal programs in Carbon Hill, Alabama: “To my way of thinking as far as the working and the advantage that has come to us from the New Deal, a good many people have been able to pull through this year that wouldn’t have been able to pull through without the working of the WPA. The repairing of the churches and the improvement to the town in general have been a great help to us.” National Archives, Record Group 69-N. #alabama#greatdepression#greatdepressionera#newdeal#worksprogressadministration
Темно… Серо… Зима без признаков той зимы, к которой мы привыкли с детства и приход которой встречали с радостью и восторгом… Состояние экономики, курсы валют, цена барреля нефти и мировое политическое напряжение, в которое втянуто так много стран… Все это давит, тяготит, заставляет искать выходы… Даже стремительно приближающаяся череда выходных и праздников не приносит ожидаемого оживления… Все чаще в последнее время приходит на ум аналогия с периодом экономического кризиса 1930-х годов, распространившегося по большинству капиталистических стран того времени, и Великой депрессией в США.
Высокий уровень безработицы, падение дохода населения в разы, аграрный кризис, разорение предприятий тяжелой и легкой промышленности, банкротства, народные волнения, голод, нищета и бродяжничество, падение рождаемости и разводы – вот неполный перечень того, что принес с собой октябрьский биржевой крах на Уолл-Стрит в 1929 году. И на фоне всего этого пышным цветом расцветала преступность и креп европейский фашизм.
Но человек всегда ищет выход, свое лекарство от уныния и тогда, в годы Великой депрессии, рекордное количество американцев стало еженедельно посещать кинотеатры, приобрела популярность игра «Монополия», появившаяся в 1935 году и подогревавшая мечты о богатстве… Мода также отозвалась на политические, экономические и социальные изменения - одежда стала сдержаннее, лаконичнее, элегантнее. Подол платья удлинился, талия вернулась на свое естественное место. Давая большие возможности для оживления и создания более эффектного образа меньшими средствами, большую популярность приобрели аксессуары – перчатки, шляпки, сумочки, шейные платки и банты, пришивные воротнички. И именно в период Великой депрессии наблюдался невероятный рост продаж губной помады красных оттенков.
Кризис, как любой переворот, - явление временное, а человечество уже накопило достаточный опыт, к которому можно обратиться за уроками и подсказками. Есть множество средств для поднятия духа и выхода из кризисных состояний. И даже при малом бюджете можно и нужно позволять себе быть элегантными, красивыми и оптимистичными!