15 Rare Photos Taken In Denver During The Great Depression

Just like the rest of the country, Colorado fell on hard times during the Great Depression. After a long lived “wet period” from 1905 to 1929 (which brought much needed precipitation to the state), the area was now hit with the terrible Dust Bowl which, along with the economic collapse, led to lay offs, useless farmland, and an overall low quality of life for everyone in the state. Thanks to these hauntingly beautiful photos, we can get a better glimpse at just how Denver (and the surrounding area) looked during this difficult time:

For even more historic Denver photography, check out What Denver Looked Like 100 Years Ago…It May Surprise You.