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

Let’s rewind the years, going back to a much simpler time. To the days before World War II. Kids walked miles to school, among Hollywood’s brightest stars were Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart, and family dinners on Sunday were the norm. Today, we’ll journey back through the pages of time for a glimpse of life in Pennsylvania in the 1930s.

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Which of these photos of Pennsylvania in the 1930s is your favorite? Join the conversation in the comments! Then, fast forward a decade and check out some rare footage of the construction of the PA Turnpike. Click here for more.