These 14 Houses In Michigan From The 1930s And 40s Will Open Your Eyes To A Different Time
It’s hard to imagine what life was like in Michigan just a few generations ago. That’s why these rare photographs, released by Yale University and the Library of Congress in a collection of some 170,000 images known as Photogrammer, are so valuable.
We’ve compiled a variety of images of housing from the Depression era of the 1930s-40s. What you’ll see is a mix of old farm houses, resettlement shelters, and even Michigan migrant families living in tents. These powerful shots were a part of a collection put together by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Policies to capture folks in the midst of economic struggle. Have a look.
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Pretty telling, huh? Kind of makes you appreciate all the modern conveniences we enjoy today. Tell us, have you heard of the stories about Depression-era living in your own family? Anyone out there have some pics of the family home from back in the 30s and 40s? Please, share with us!
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.
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