Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas dinner during the Great Depression in 1936 Iowa

Taken in 1936, the caption accompanying these photos reads: "Christmas dinner in the home of Earl Pauley. Near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie."

From November 25, 2008 blog Memories From the Great Depression to World War II - photos from the American Memory collection.   The American Memory collection contains more than 162,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers.  To locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms EARL PAULEY (Photos by Russell Lee)