West Virginia December 20, 2015
This Is What Life In West Virginia Looked Like In 1935. WOW.
West Virginia, like everywhere else, has come a long way since the mid-30s. We were only 70 years into our statehood and in the middle of a depression. Everything from the way we dress to the ways we educate our children has changed. Here are a few photos that show what life in West Virginia looked like back then.
1. Here’s a photo of a Fourth of July celebration at Terra Alta.
2. Here, some school children play in Reedsville.
3. A barge goes down the Kanawha River in the vicinity of Eleanor.
4. Here’s a shot from Mainstreet in Morgantown. Notice the bank signs behind the men.
5. These women are selling cake on the sidewalk in Scotts Run.
6. A nurse tends to school children in Reedsville.
7. Here’s a group of school kids posing for the camera in Omar.
8. This is what the post office in Henshaw looked like.
9. Children are taught in a one room school house in Red House.
10. Here’s a filling station located in Reedsville.
11. This was the interior of an unemployed man’s house in Morgantown.
12. These houses were typical in Morgantown.
13. Here, some children are gathered in the town of Omar.
14. Here, a doctor examines the throat of a young boy in Reedsville.
15. Here are women volunteers making lunch at a school in Reedsville.
16. Look at the fashions these women are wearing at a Fourth of July celebration at Terra Alta.
17. People are milling around outside this restaurant in Omar.
Which one of these photos was your favorite?