These 17 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Texas In the 1930s

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.

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For more haunting photos of this time period, check out 20 Rare Photos Taken In Texas During The Great Depression.