13 Photos That Show What Life Was Like In North Carolina In The 1940s

The 1940s brought a world of ever-changing life circumstances to the Tar Heel State. On the heels of the Great Depression, the first half of the decade first brought great hope for a lifestyle changing for the better after the angst and despair brought on during the depression. But soon, the lives of many North Carolinians would change again after the U.S. entered WWII in 1941. Below are some candid shots reminiscent of life in North Carolina in the first half of the 1940s.

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Wow. Things certainly have changed in the last seven decades! Do you have any special recollections from the 1940s or stories that were passed down to you from another generation in your family? We’d love to hear them!

If you’d like to see more photos pertaining to WWII and North Carolina, keep reading: Most People Have Never Seen These 10 Rare Photos Taken During WWII In North Carolina.