Farm Foreclosure Sale

Evacuation sale sign

I immediately noticed the simplicity of this photo’s background, contrasted with the desperation conveyed in the large signs that make up the foreground. The huge size of the farm is apparent from the empty field in the back of the

photo, which would look impressive in any other context, but the two signs in the photo make the land feel daunting and expensive. The most notable part of the photo, the word “evacuation” on a sign, immediately has an impact on the viewer in an emotional sense because of the word’s urgent, alarming connotations. I can sense the hot, dusty weather from the lighting and location of the picture, and possibly the smell of plants or dead grass. Overall, the image invokes terrifying apocalyptic images that convey to the reader the true suffering that almost every family experienced during the Great Depression.

Rosenberg, Jennifer. “The Story of the Great Depression in Photos.” ThoughtCo, Feb. 1, 2018, Accessed 25 January 2018.