Typical Depression-era meals  

Extreme economic slump and misery were hallmarks of the Great 

Depression, which began in the 1920s and lasted far into the 1930s.  

In order to stretch their food dollars farther, families in the United States had to get creative at this time.  

Thick slices of raw onions piled with slices of bread spread 

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with mustard or mayonnaise made up this basic, affordable supper. 

Typical dairy products included powdered milk due to its lower cost 

and longer shelf life compared to fresh milk, along with maize and bread. 

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