The dust bowl and these consequences, by Antoine massonié and Nicolas Mercier
Our exhibition is about the great migration and the great depression (1920 to 1930), and the artistic movement causes by these disasters and the dust storm (November, 12, 1933).
We start with a photo of the dust storm that is, with the great depression, the main causes of migration to California .This is one of the many farms destroyed by the storm .Then, we have choose a photo of a demonstration against the jobless caused by the great depression : we can see a kid who ask a job for his father .After, it is a picture of route 66 with migrants on during their travel : they use car, but if their car break they must continue by foot .But the dream of migrants are not realized in California and, on the after picture, they gather in camp where poverty and misery are present .These disasters made react artists of this time, and some of theme (like Dorothea Lange or John Steinbeck) have done works on the subject : Dorothea did a lot of photo (like “the migrant mother”) and John did a novel .”The grape of wrath”, that tells the story of a family of migrants.
In our exhibition, we search to show the harsh living conditions of citizens during the Great Depression, because this event is important in the history of America and in the history of world .We wish you a good visit.
Damage from the dust bowl
The dust storm, which occurred on November 12, 1933 in America, destroyed many farms and forced a lot of farmers to migrate to california, the site of the Gold Rush and a good place for agriculture.
The great depression
The great depression is an economic crisis from 1920 to 1930 in america .It caused the loss of a lot of jobs and the migration of thousand of people.
The soup kitchen becomes the source of food for people affected by the stubble
a global phenomenon
The Great Depression Is Taking Such A Fury That It Is Starting To Have Repercussions On Other Countries
During their journey, the migrants use cars on Route 66 and, if the car breack, they continue on foot.
Camp of migrants
The migrants gathered in camps where poverty and misery are present.
Dorothea Lange is a photographer for the US government in the 1920s, known for taking a lot of pictures of migrants.
The grapes of wrath
A famous american nobels prize (winning novelist), John Steinneck, wrote a book about a family of migrants and this story was adapted to the cinema in 1940 by John Ford.This film tells the story of the Great Depression through a family of migrants.