Circleville, Ohio in 1938 was trying to recover from the Great Depression when these photographs of downtown street scenes were taken by Ben Shahn.
Permanents were in vogue at the local beauty shop during this time.
Coney Island hotdogs.
Circleville reminisences: a description of Circleville, Ohio (1825-1840) ; also an account of the 115-year old sister of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
One Fire Truck
Car was taking the place of the horse and wagon in 1938
Main and Court Street – three photographs below
Policeman in a discussion with this man.
Hanging around the 5 an 10 cents store
Veterans’ of Foreign Wars and the Second National Bank. This bank opened its doors for business January 1882. The first president was Noah S. Gregg. Henry N. Hedges, Jr. was the first cashier.
This is the Work Projects building in Circleville in 1938.
- Library of Congress
- History of Pickaway County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens