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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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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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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[see vintage pictures] No heavy equipment – Mules, tractors and shovels built this ‘green’ town and provided jobs

Mules, tractors and shovels built this town When construction started on the town, there was no heavy equipment to move the earth, only tractors and men with shovels and the project provided work for them. The village of Greenhills, a greenbelt community … Read More

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[pictures from October 1938] I can smell the fresh scent of clothes hung out to dry outside – Can you?

Photographs bring back memories These photographs will bring back memories of the smell of freshly washed clothes hung out to dry on the line, the milkman delivering milk to your house, and pushing babies in strollers down the sidewalk on a … Read More

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Women’s Gymnastics – Its amazing how the sport has changed since this time [see vintage film]

Gymnastics which evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks, is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and control. It was originally intended for military training, where it was used by soldiers to prepare … Read More

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