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Most People Have Never Seen These 17 Photos Taken During WWII In Mississippi

With the beginning of World War II, the daily lives of people everywhere changed significantly, Mississippians included. Rationing, a shift in the workforce, and the state’s reliance on the agricultural industry were just a few of the social and economic adjustments that were brought on by the war. The years 1939 through 1945 are arguably the most important period of the 20th century; here are 17 photos of Mississippi during that momentous time.

An interesting view of the state’s past, to say the least. What’d you think? Have any pictures of your own? Share your thoughts/photos 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.