What Iowa’s Major Cities Looked Like In 1940 May Shock You. Dubuque Especially.

These past 200 years or so have seen some of the most rapid cultural development in human history. The industrial era changed everything, and when the people of the world waged war upon each other, life was changing for everybody. To peek back at those significant times, and times thereafter, here are some pictures of Iowa’s greatest cities.

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