Hoover's Depression Overalls Described in 1931

(11/16/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/2/1931.

Hoover Overalls

A dispatch from Arkansas says that the natives in that stricken area are wearing Hoover overalls, the latest thing in apparel.  It is said to contain all of the best features

For instance, there are no pockets.

The legs are made sufficiently long so as to make socks unnecessary.

There is a big belt, with 16 notches to tighten against the pangs of hunger.

A patch is sewed on each knee so that the owner can pray for a job.

And with each pair of these prosperity garments goes the Hoover guarantee, made six months ago, that prosperity would be here within 30 days. - Charleston Gazette.


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