What Every Small Town In South Dakota Had In The 1930s. It Was A Simpler Time

Today, small, individual businesses have become a thing of the past as huge box stores with everything you need in one spot have replaced them. Specialty shops are hard to come by nowadays, but back in the 1930s they were all there was. It was much different back then, and to show that, these rare photographs of small town, South Dakota show exactly what it was like way back when.

I would love to be able to walk down the main street of a town and have all of these specialty shops around with owners that are passionate about their work. Today it is very different and being skilled in a specific trade doesn’t seem as valuable as it used to be.

What else can you think of that has changed since then by comparing now to these photographs? Explore more vintage photographs of life in South Dakota nearly a century ago by clicking here.