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60 Rare Historical Photos That You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Uncategorized | January 16, 2019

Children eating turnips and cabbage for a Holiday dinner during the Great Depression.

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Ah, nothing like the joys of being a kid growing up in the heart of the Great Depression. You would have a boatload of tales - and years later you could start every story you tell your grandchildren with the phrase, "When I was your age....." While the wealthy were dining on turkey for the holidays - these poor children feasted on turnips and cabbage. In the book, A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, such meals for festive occasions might have consisted of lima-bean loaf or a meat-based granulated jello with canned corned beef. Bon apetit! 

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Harmon Leon

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Harmon Leon is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, comedian and the author of the book Meet the Deplorables... - and you can find his other work in Vice, The Observer, The Nation, Esquire and Wired.