That’s Life

New to the 1940s.org site is a small section devoted to everyday life in the 1940s, through photos. Over time, this section should grow quite large.

When World War II ended in 1945, the United States embarked upon an unprecedented period of economic prosperity, driven by the increase in industrial production markets brought about by the war. Unlike the Great Depression and the war years, Americans had a surplus of goods and services from which to choose, and the money with which to purchase them. Non-farming businesses grew by one-third, and housing construction became a booming industry.

From the Great Depression through the war years, and into a prosperous post-war era, we’ll try to capture the three parts to the decade. Preservation through photography. Contributions are greatly appreciated, and will be added promptly.

You can visit the photo page HERE.

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A determined contributor to the memory and preservation of a decade.

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