These 13 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Missouri In the 1930s

Do you ever wonder what life was like way back when in Missouri? Long before the advent of the internet, smartphones, and even television? We’re fortunate to have photographs and videos to give us a glimpse into yesteryear. These 13 candid photos, for example, give us insight to what life was like in Missouri in the 1930s, just years before the U.S. entered World War II.

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Which of these pictures are your favorite of life in Missouri in the 1930s? Join the conversation in the comments! Then, click here to fast forward a few decades for a glimpse into life in Missouri in the 1950s.