For some people, its great to see what life in Michigan looks like centuries ago. But for some, there are moments from the past that they wished hadn’t happened at all, like the era of The Great Depression.
The rare photogoraphs below that features houses in Michigan from the 1930s and 40s can certainly tell the kind of life during those times. They are released by Yale University and the Library of Congress in a webpage called Photogrammar. Check them out.
An abandoned house in Mansfield, formerly a prosperous mining town. April 1937.
John Nygren sits in front of his shack in Iron River, Michigan. April 1937
An abandoned farm house on the Allegan Project. Allegan, Michigan. June 1937.
Boarding house. Baraga, Michigan August 1941
Cabin rented by House of David, Benton Harbor, Michigan, July 1940.
House where Charles A Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan. July 1941.
An inside shot of the house of Mrs. Herman Perry at Mansfield, Michigan. She is the wife of an old-time iron miner who worked in the mines before they were abandoned, May 1937.
For more of this images and stories behind it, you can visit http://photogrammar.yale.edu/.