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Most People Have Never Seen These 10 Photos Taken During WWII In Maine

During The Great Depression, which took place during the years 1929-1939, the New Deal was put into place by President Roosevelt. An important part of this reform was the Farm Security Administration, which worked to alleviate poverty among some of the most rural areas in America.

Maine was largely held intact by this element of the New Deal. And it helped the potato farming industry hugely. In these recently released photographs, we see how rural Maine made it through the Great Depression, and more specifically how life continued during the Second World War, which followed.

If you’re interested in seeing more vintage photos of Maine, check out what our state looked like 100 years ago!

Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: