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What Every Small Town In Mississippi Had In The 1930s. It Was A Simpler Time.

In the throes of the Great Depression, life in small town Mississippi was very different during the 1930s. Residents were merely trying to get by and the bare minimum became the norm; however, despite the country’s financial issues, life had to go on. These 15 vintage photos will give you a glimpse into what life was like in a typical Mississippi town during one of the nation’s most trying times.

What’d you think of these photos? Have your own story about life in Mississippi during this time period? We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.