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Robert Byron Tabor

 (1882 - 1972)
Robert Byron Tabor was active/lived in Kansas, Iowa.  Robert Tabor is known for Mural, portrait painting, illustration.

Robert Byron Tabor

"Iowa WPA Artist Robert Tabor: Depression-era Painter from the Midwest" by Roy R. Behrens ©

The Great Depression began in the U.S. with a devastating crash of the stock market on October 24, 1929, a day now infamously known as Black Thursday.  Thousands of people lost their investments, and in the aftermath, homes and farms were repossessed, banks failed, and as companies cut back or went out of business completely, millions of Americans became unemployed.

As conditions worsened, the homeless resorted to living in shacks (in shantytowns called "Hoovervilles") and were fed in public soup lines.  Advised that Capitalism should be left to correct itself, Iowa-born US President Herbert Hoover intervened slowly and reluct  ...  Displaying 750 of 11342 characters.

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About  Robert Byron Tabor

Born:  1882 - Independence, Iowa
Died:   1972 - Oelwein, Iowa
Known for:  Mural, portrait painting, illustration