These 19 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Connecticut In The 1940s

Life in the 1940s was much different than today. In Connecticut, families were still recovering from the Great Depression and the outbreak of World War II created an uncertainty in the air. Take a look at these candid photos to peek into the lives of Nutmeggers during the 40s.

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Do you have any photos from the 1940s buried in old family photo albums? Share them in the comments section below, we’d love to see them. Back in the 1930s, the Merritt Parkway was being built, check out photos of its construction here.