These 11 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Pittsburgh In the 1930s

Let’s go time traveling today, Pittsburgh! Can you believe that we’re already almost two decades into the 21st century? That makes now the perfect time to look back at the rich history of Pittsburgh and how people lived in the early 20th century. These 11 candid photos give us a peek into what life was like in Pittsburgh in the 1930s and show us how drastically different life is today.

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Which of these pictures from Pittsburgh in the 1930s are your favorites? Join the conversation in the comments! Then, click here to see 15 of the oldest photos ever taken in Pittsburgh.