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Ronald Debs Ginther exhibit

Paintings from the Depression-era work of Ronald Debs Ginther, courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society. Ginther’s work is featured in a Great Depression exhibit at the North Spokane Library.

In this painting by Depression-era artist Ronald Debs Ginther, jobless people staging a “hunger march” on Olympia in March 1933 accept supplies from sympathetic farmers near Tacoma. Ginther’s work is featured in a Great Depression exhibit at the North Spokane Library.

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Ginther Highway 99


Ronald Debs Ginther made this watercolor-and-ink painting of a street scene in Seattle. It shows unemployed people waiting for a bakery window to cave in during a storm in November 1934.

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Ginther Bakery


Ronald Debs Ginther made this self-portrait after spending a day going door to door asking for food. When he finally found a grocer who would give him some, it was just two crackers.

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Ginther self-portrait


Three transients jump on a traveling freight train in this watercolor-and-ink painting documenting a scene in winter 1934 in Klamath Falls, Ore. The painting is by Ronald Debs Ginther.

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Ginther train

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