The First Four Years. 1929-1933. The Stock Market. By the end of 1929, stock prices were down 50%. By 1932, stock prices had dropped another 30%. In three years, $74 billion of the nation’s wealth simply vanished. Business and Bank Failures. Industrial production fell by 50%.
Hooverville—Central Park, NYC
Sign reads “We done a good job in France. children) converged on Washington
Now you do a good job in America.”
Camp Marks, Anacostia, Virginia children) converged on Washington
Burning Camp Marks children) converged on Washington
Promise of a “New Deal”
Ida Mae Fuller, 1940