Here’s What Life In Rhode Island Looked Like In 1940

With the crazy pace of life these days, sometimes it’s nice to look back on simpler times. We discovered these photos of everyday life in Rhode Island in the Yale University Vintage Photo Library. They offer a glimpse of people going about their daily activities, not a smartphone or driverless car in sight.

These wonderful vintage photos give us a taste of what life was like in 1940 here in Rhode Island. Do they make you wistful for simpler days gone by?