The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. This colorized series of historical photographs shows the reality of life for those struggling to survive during it. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.