|The Great Depression - Belle Glade, Florida|
'Buddy,' youngest child of a migrant packinghouse worker from Tennessee, sitting on the only bed for six people, which is rolled out on the ground at night and pushed back during the day.
|Contemporary - East Biloxi, Mississippi|
Unable to afford rent for an apartment, these day laborers live in abandoned church bus.
The first image shows 'Buddy' a child of a migrant worker, sitting on a bed for six people. His surroundings appear dirty and unclean, and devoid of any home comforts. This would have been a typical situations for many Americans at the time and is a contrast to Hoovers statement just a few years prior.
The second image highlights how many people who are employed still cannot afford housing on minimum wage. The conditions are cramped and despite being of a far higher quality accommodation than that of 'Buddy's', these conditions are far from the standard that many in America enjoy.
Hoover may have predicted the end of poverty in the U.S.A, nearly 90 years later, and with 14.9% of Americans earning below the poverty threshold, his prediction has still got a long way to go before it is achieved.