A "Hobo" arrives at a country house looking for work and a meal in during the Great Depression. Millions of unemployed Americans wandered in search of work, however irregular, during those tough years.
The narrator in the clip explains the impact of the stock market crash on the United States economy: millions of individuals lost their hard-earned savings, and unemployment rose to 25%. As a result, millions of families had to change the way they lived in order to survive. This new way of life was noticeably less comfortable than their old way of life.