15 Rare Photos Taken In Manchester, New Hampshire During The Great Depression

The Great Depression (1929–1939) has become infamous for being the most widespread and longest economic crisis in U.S. history, as well as around the world. New Hampshire also fell victim to the depression, as large cities that were dependent on industry and manufacturing were hit especially hard. Manchester was one of these cities that suffered the devastating effects of falling personal income, declining tax revenues, and high unemployment rates. As the decade moved on, however, the city and its people soon found themselves easing back into a normal way of life.

For more scenes of New Hampshire’s past, take a look at 11 images from the state’s golden era of logging, 10 vintage photos of farm life, or experience what life was like here during World War II.

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