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29 Images Of What Life In Virginia Looked Like In 1940. WOW.

Recently, we brought you an article that showed life in Virginia during the Great Depression. Your responses were overwhelming. The stories of hardship and compassion that you shared were simply beautiful in their honesty and humanity. And so we’ve decided to dig a little deeper into this fascinating period of Virginia’s history. Today, we are going to take a look at the period of time just after the depression as agricultural and manufacturing productivity increased, farmers got back on their feet and jobs were once again readily available.

Of course, only in hindsight do we know that as people slowly began to recover from the turmoil of the depression, the horrors of World War II waited just on the horizon. The following photos show life in Virginia during the year 1940, just before the nation was unwittingly headed to war.

As always, we want to hear your thoughts and contributions. If you lived through this period of history, share with us the stories of life just after the depression. And stay tuned, we will will be bringing you a look at World War II in the near future! In the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.