History7 - Brian Hammond History 151 Assignment #7:...

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Brian Hammond History 151 Assignment #7: Picturing The Thirties The woman I read about was Marie Haggerty. Marie was from Worcester, Massachusetts and lived on 63 Austin Street. The interviews took place in the year 1939 and were spread out over several months. The interview was given by Emily B. Moore of 84 Elm Street of Worcester. Mrs. Haggerty was a 72 year old woman. She was the mother of a daughter who was 35 and two sons that were 32 and 30. Mrs. Haggerty was a frail woman who only weighed 90 pounds and had little hands and feet. She was a very sweet older woman that spoke softly. When reading through the interviewers description of Marie Haggerty and her family, you can already tell that the depression has taken a toll on her and the family. Marie used to work for the wealthy people in the hotel service. She talks about the soft beds and horse and carriages she once rode in. Now in 1939 during the depression she is forced to live in the home she vacates now. Marie calls it a “squalid tenement”. She
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