These 14 Houses In Michigan From The 1930s And 40s Will Open Your Eyes To A Different Time

It’s hard to imagine what life was like in Michigan just a few generations ago. That’s why these rare photographs, released by Yale University and the Library of Congress in a collection of some 170,000 images known as Photogrammer, are so valuable.

We’ve compiled a variety of images of housing from the Depression era of the 1930s-40s. What you’ll see is a mix of old farm houses, resettlement shelters, and even Michigan migrant families living in tents. These powerful shots were a part of a collection put together by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Policies to capture folks in the midst of economic struggle. Have a look.

Pretty telling, huh? Kind of makes you appreciate all the modern conveniences we enjoy today. Tell us, have you heard of the stories about Depression-era living in your own family? Anyone out there have some pics of the family home from back in the 30s and 40s? Please, share with us!