These 17 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Texas In the 1930s
By Katie Lawrence|Published March 08, 2019
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
The Great Depression was a trying time for Texans everywhere. We’ve all heard stories from our grandparents about what life was like during the country’s most tumultuous decade, but nothing compares to seeing the adversity firsthand. These photographs were taken in Texas during the 1930s and give a fascinating look into the world as it was decades ago.