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 scenes from 1938 taken by Artist and photographer, Ben Shahn of people living there. The street signs show many of the names of stores in the downtown area.  Notice how dressed up the ladies, many with hats and gloves.  Everyone use to dress up when going downtown.

Circleville reminisences: a description of Circleville, Ohio (1825-1840) ; also an account of the 115-year old sister of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

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Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
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