20 Rare Photos Taken in Utah During the Great Depression

From 1935 to 1944, the Farm Security Administration sent photographers to places all over the country to document rural Americans’ lives and the success of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. These 20 rare photos were taken in Utah during that time, and they show both the resilience of Utahns and the struggles they faced.

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