Life in Oklahoma during the 1930s was quite different than it is today. And those who lived during the Great Depression era experienced some of the worst living conditions in the state’s history. Thanks to Yale University and The Library of Congress, we have this rare collection of photos that portray the condition of the homes that many Oklahomans lived in during this time period.  Here are 16 of those images that have been preserved that will open your eyes to a different time:

It’s hard to imagine the difficulties Oklahomans faced during these trying times. Do you have any Depression-era stories from your family to share? Please comment below.

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