In Sharp Focus

Four Seasons on the Farm

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Above: Winter of 1931, Saunemin, Ill.: Two years into the Great Depression this farm town, like others across the nation, buckled down to weather an economic storm like none before. “Between 1930 and 1933 one American farm in every four had been sold for debt or taxes,” noted Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, 1933-40.