These 10 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In South Carolina In the 1930s

A look back at the 1930s in South Carolina is a somber view of life during and after the Great Depression. Life was both hard and hardening in this era in the Palmetto State. Some people may remember that time, while others only hear the stories of hardship that have been passed down through generations. Below are some rare and candid photos that document the decade.

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For more rare photos from South Carolina’s past, keep reading with this photo archive of South Carolina’s cotton mill history and these 21 photos from the Great Depression.