20 Weird Foods People Ate During The Great Depression To Stay Alive

Flappers. Champers. Unfeasibly beautiful home decor. The 1920s was the decade where consumerism met art in an explosion of chrome and diamonds. But did you know it also heralded the start of one of the worst economic recessions the world has ever seen? The Great Depression began in America in 1929 and led to mass unemployment, food scarcity and a decade-long struggle to survive. All of which meant that people had to get super-creative with the meals they scraped together. Here are 20 of the strangest concoctions anyone has ever called dinner.