“The Great Depression”
Sheffield Counter - After the Great Depression struck, President Roosevelt temporarily closed all banks by declaring a “bank holiday” in March of 1933 to stop the money panic gripping the nation. The only bank in Franklin County to survive the Depression was the Hansell Savings Bank. Its main office was moved to Sheffield in 1935, and the Hansell office was maintained as a branch. This photos shows the interior of the bank in Sheffield as it was prior to the Depression era.