Here’s What Life In New Mexico Looked Like In 1935

It’s no secret that the 1930s were some tough years. Years of economic depression combined with the Dust Bowl affecting huge regions of the country led to some of the toughest years Americans have known. Yet, the people endured. Let’s take a look at some photos shot in 1935 by renowned photojournalist Dorothea Lange that show how some New Mexicans managed to survive those years.

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Do you have any stories you would like to share about how your family survived this trying time in American history? We would love to hear your stories!

You can see more intriguing photos of New Mexico during the Great Depression in 25 Rare Photos Taken In New Mexico During The Great Depression.