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This Is What Life in Massachusetts Looked Like In 1936. Wow!

In 1936, Massachusetts was trying to pull through the Great Depression along with the rest of the country. Agriculture and animal husbandry were very important to the local economy (as you’ll see from the pictures below) and people often made due with less than many of us have today. Thanks to the Yale Photogrammer Project, we here in Massachusetts now have access to a collection of rare photographs from days gone by. Check out these fascinating glimpses of life in the past and leave us a comment with any memories they might have stirred up!

Familiar places in Massachusetts sure have changed a lot! Do you or your family members have any stories about Massachusetts as it was long ago?

Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.