The Great Depression was not limited to the U.S. alone–economic depression was simultaneously being experienced in all of the industrialized Western world. This is the Sleeping quarters of the municipal lodging house at the foot of 26th Street and East River in New York City on Nov. 27, 1931 during the Great Depression.
Hard times: Images of the Great Depression still have the power to move and astonish
Summer of William Edward "Bud" Fields, wife Lily Rogers Fields and infant daughter Lilian at their sharecropper cabin in Hale County, Alabama. Photograph by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration.
Migrant Madonna: Wife and baby of itinerant cane furniture maker and agricultural day laborer camped in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, photographed by Russell Lee in June 1939 for the Farm Security Administration
I feel that this picture well depicts the lifestyle during great depression. It really looks tragic and depressing. From the girls impression and the physical appearances, they did not have much. It feels that their basic necessities were limited.