That took pretty much everyone by surprise; it seems unlikely that this guy would have seen the crash coming two years ahead of time. His financial problems likely stemmed from the fact that he stopped working his farm.
It is interesting though to see that this isn't new behavior, and being that it was 1927 you can't blame movies, heavy metal music or video games.
What do the color stripes mean on your tires?
Brian Cooley tells you why you might see various color lines on the wheels of your automobile.