11 Historic Photos That Show Us What It Was Like Living In Pennsylvania In The Early 1900s

Sometimes the best way to really feel connected to the past and to the people who lived in bygone eras is to just look at photographs. Photographs give us a unique glimpse into individuals’ lives and maybe even allow us to feel we have something in common. The following historic photos of Pennsylvania were all taken in the mid-1930s, just a few years after the Great Depression ended and a few years before the world would go to war.

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What are your favorite historic photos of Pennsylvania? Join the conversation in the comments! Then, since we’re already journeying back in time, take a look at the nine things you probably didn’t know about the history of Pennsylvania.

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