Tag: 1930’s

[Great pictures] At the Lake Dick Project in Arkansas in 1938, there was always work that must be done – great pictures of people from 1938

Little remains of the Lake Dick Project from Roosevelt’s New Deal. All that is left are a few houses. The area is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. When it was active, there was considerable work for everyone … Read More

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Loans help destitute farmers in Batesville, Arkansas – [great film & 1934 photos]

After the Great Depression in America, many farm families were destitute. In April 1934, a special Rural Rehabilitation Division was established within the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, for the purpose of assisting these farm families throughout the country “to become … Read More

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Did you know there were robots as early as the 1920’s? Most were like this one in the Texas 1936 centennial

In the 1930s, Texas had plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary of independence from Mexico. The city of Dallas was chosen and on June 6, 1936, the exposition opened to huge crowds seeking to escape the hard-knock life of Depression-era … Read More

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[cool 1930s pictures & film] Middlesboro, Kentucky, a city with 3.6 mile meteor crater comes back strong after a flooding disaster

Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky is located one mile west of the Cumberland Gap. The city was incorporated in 1890 as “Middlesborough”, named after the town of Middlesbrough on the south bank of the River Tees in what was then the … Read More

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Life was simpler in 1939 in Greene County, Georgia, [see vintage pictures] but you couldn’t find work

Greene County, Georgia suffered in the Depression years and many had difficulty finding work. Life was much simpler as seen by these pictures taken by Marion Post Wolcott in the spring of 1939. The desriptions are hers. Shoeing a mule in Greene … Read More

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Circleville, Ohio in 1938 – Have the Industries changed? [vintage photographs]

During the Depression, Circleville, Ohio still had some business operating. Eshelman’s Feed Mill employed 150-200 men the year ’round. The pay averaged about eighty-five cents an hour. Another business, Container Corporation of America made paper out of straw and absorbed … Read More

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Circleville Ohio – These vintage photographs of people on the street from 1938 take you back in time

In the Great Depression, many Circleville, Ohio farms were foreclosed on and the farmers families were forced to move to town. The small town did their best to handle the large influx of people. Street Scenes Here are some street … Read More

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