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This is What Life in Utah Looked Like in 1940. Wow!

These photos show how life was quite a bit different in Utah in 1940. They were all taken by a group of professional photographers hired by the federal government to document the Farm Security Administration’s initiatives. The project was meant to show Americans a depiction of their rural counterparts, recovering from the Great Depression with the help of special grant money.

Which photo is your favorite?

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.