Wisconsin officials cope with unemployment during the 1930's
Photographs of unemployed workers and officials trying to help them.
In the months following the Great Crash of 1929, many Wisconsin banks and businesses closed and workers throughout the state lost their jobs. Federal and state government stepped in to provide relief with legislation that provided for unemployment compensation. Some of the most important of the federal reforms were crafted by Wisconsin-trained policy makers whose roots went back to the Progressive Era. The link below takes you to a handful of photographs of Wisconsin workers and bureaucrats trying to cope with unemployment during the Great Depression.