Migrant Mother

The “Migrant Mother” photo is one of the most famous pictures during the Great Depression.  It expresses the whole situation during the depression. Sadness, loneliness, worry, and hunger.  This picture could be taken anywhere during the Great Depression and it would show the exact same things going on.  This picture describes that time period.

This photo shows many different things such as loneliness, sadness, worry, starvation, and wonder.  Sadness describes the photo because everyone is jobless and starving and maybe missing their husband who is trying to find a job.  The “Migrant Mother” photo also shows the wonder and curiosity of when everything is going to get better.  They’re wishing for the best to come soon.  And of course, hunger.  The kids are looking for there mom for comfort to try and hide the hunger and sadness they’re going through.

This picture is shown to support US social problems during the Great Depression because the message they are trying to get across is to help solve the poverty.  Its smart to use this photo because there is a lot of sympathy by seeing the children so upset and mother trying to comfort them.  This photo also shows that the mother can’t do anything without help from others such as the Government.  Its smart propaganda towards other because it makes you feel bad and want to help.  I wish the government at that time could’ve helped faster.

The Migrant Mother Picture. (2013). Migrant Mother. Retrieved from http://www.artnet.com/auctions/artists/dorothea-lange/migrant-mother-nipomo-california


The Great Depression and the Great Recession

The Great Depression and the Great Recession were both an economic downfall.  The Great Depression was worse in the way that many starved and died from it, everything was “depressing”.  The Great Recession was when it went from a boom to a bust.  The leaders of both the Great Depression and Recession thought that these economic downfalls would solve themselves, they were wrong.  They were both an economic phenomenon but are different in some different ways (Forbes, 2013.)

The Depression and Recession are similar in many ways.  First, both had a lot of job loss.  Second, many job shortages with companies.  Third, a falling income that lead to poverty.  Those were the three major similarities.

There were also differences between the Depression and the Recession.  The Great Depression led to death of many but the recession just led to a lot of poverty.  The Great Depression was also in a total different time period compared to the recession.  The Depression was just all around excruciating, people were suffering and there was no help for a long period of time.

Forbes. (2013). The Great Depression. Retrieved from  http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2011/11/08/how-does-the-current-economic-recession-compare-to-the-great-depression/

The State of Working America. (2013). Great Recession. Retrieved from  http://stateofworkingamerica.org/great-recession/other-fallout/

How Stuff Works. (2013). The Great Recession. Retrieved from http://stateofworkingamerica.org/great-recession/other-fallout/