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Stock Market Crash 1929

The crash of the Wall Street stock market in October 1929

    • Brought to an end the wealth and ostentation seen in certain sectors of American and other Western societies, in the previous decade.
    • Many had believed that the stock market would rise indefinitely but it’s collapse heralded the twelve year, ‘Great Depression’ that would affect all Western countries.

A timely reminder of how hard it was for families to come through such a collapse, with the ensuing unemployment that followed, can be followed in the link to the New York Times