This Is What Life In Illinois Looked Like In 1939. WOW.

The year was 1939. The country was still struggling with the economic crisis and, particularly in southern Illinois, times were hard. Yet, life went on, and it looked much like what it looks like today–with some key differences. Here are pictures of what it was like to live in Illinois in 1939.

There were some lean times in Illinois in 1939, as there were across the country. But they were able to pull through it and helped make our state what it is today!