Structures from Great Depression

Structures from Great Depression tell story of Rockford today, Part II

May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Barter became common during the Great Depression. Here an ad in the Rockford Register solicits "anything we can use" for subscription accounts. Note, back then the paper was not distributed free but only on a paid subscription basis. The Depression was marked by the “alphabet soup” of government-funded employment to keep people working. The [...]