hooverville, great depression, shanty town

Here's a view of a resident in the Portland, Oregon Hooverville in 1936.  He's ready for a long winter with a full stack of firewood.  

hooverville, great depression, shanty town

The families in the Seattle, WA Hooverville improvised water supply from rainwater.  

 

hooverville, great depression, shanty town

Hoovervilles housed all kinds of families and stories.  This 1936 photo from the Oregon shantytown shows a part-time fruit worker catching up on his reading.