Tattered Shoes


This file appears in: Scottsdale and the Great Depression
Tattered Shoes

These children's tattered shoes symbolize the scarcity that accompanied the Depression. Before this time, the acceptance of charitable welfare was considered shameful--an admission that you could not provide for your family. Though this attitude changed due to the widespread poverty in the 1930s, some still refused to accept outside assistance.

Image courtesy of Library of Congress


This file appears in: Scottsdale and the Great Depression