On Aug. 8, 2011, the American stock market recorded its worst loss —  plunging 635 points — since December 2008, fueling widespread fears of  another economic meltdown. As Wall Street continues to wobble in the  wake of Standard & Poor’s historic downgrade of the U.S. credit  rating on Aug. 5, LIFE.com takes a look at scenes during the country’s  last great economic calamity, the Great Depression.
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On Aug. 8, 2011, the American stock market recorded its worst loss — plunging 635 points — since December 2008, fueling widespread fears of another economic meltdown. As Wall Street continues to wobble in the wake of Standard & Poor’s historic downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on Aug. 5, LIFE.com takes a look at scenes during the country’s last great economic calamity, the Great Depression.

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