03/27/2012 02:47 pm ET

How The Depression Changed The American Diet

Our classic images of Great Depression-era foodways are, well, depressing: long lines of men entering soup kitchens for a free meal, and the mass destruction of wheat, corn or pigs to reduce supply and push prices up.
Yet the 1930s were also years of innovation in food services -- some short-lived, others that continue to this day.

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