New Mexico Art Tells its History

The Great Depression and World War II

The stock market crash in October 1929 signaled the start of the Great Depression, which lasted for more than a decade. It threw millions of people out of work nationwide, and brought especially hard times to New Mexico’s primarily agrarian population. New Mexico and New Mexicans played a significant role in World War II, signaling a major change in the state’s economy and its recognition worldwide.

Related Art

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The Voice of the Earth (The Basket Dance)Food for LibertySorting beans, Juan Lopez and son, Trampas, NMUntitled - LoefflerRuins of the Anthracite Breaker at the Old Mining Town of MadridFirst Atomic Explosion at a Distance of About Five Miles - BrixnerStage which Daily Brings the Mail - Pie Town, NMAmbrose Roanhorse with His Class at the Fort Wingate Vocational SchoolDancing the New Mexico - Robert Oppenheimer's Strange DreamNike-Hercules Missile Monument St. Augustine Pass, Highway 70Hobbs, NM - Lee

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