[Vision2020] Here’s What Life In Idaho Looked Like In The 1930s

Debbie Gray graylex at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 24 15:57:08 PST 2018

On the Library of Congress website, you can search the Farm Security Agency Photography Project archives (the project for which Dorothea Lange took her famous photographs of life during the depression era) by keyword, including geographic. There are lots of pictures taken by Lange and others in Idaho. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=idaho&co=fsa 
In addition, there are several books at the UI library about Lange and many with pictures from Idaho. Fascinating pictures and background about her, the project, and the other photographers involved.
Debbie Gray


    On Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:00:09 AM PST, Moscow Cares <moscowcares at moscow.com> wrote:  
 Courtesy of Only In Your State at:

Here’s What Life In Idaho Looked Like In The 1930s
It’s crazy to think just how much life has changed during the past decade with emerging technology and new ways of living. It’s even more bizarre to think about the differences between the present and the early 20th century. Idaho is a constantly changing state, and these ten old photographs are a real look at just how much has changed. All of these photos were taken during the 1930s and they give us an interesting glimpse into what life was really like back then.
A large family living in Oneida, Idaho poses for a photograph. They likely worked from sunrise to sundown to feed that many mouths.
Semi-trucks were definitely not a thing back then, but Idahoans made do. A couple of workers pack crates of peas onto this truck at a pea picking camp in Nampa.
It's hard to imagine a life without cell phones, or simply just phones that had only one function—calling. In this photo a man, Earl Cazier, receives a call in Fremont County.
Life sure seemed a lot simpler back then. Kids were often always found playing outside. A couple of children "check the mail" near their rural home in Fruitland.
Kitchens sure didn't have as many nifty contraptions as they do today, especially since many Idahoans lived in one room cabins like this one. This photograph was taken in the Priest River Valley in Bonner County.
This photo was also taken in the Priest River Valley and is a good example of the quaint furniture that filled these little cabins. Present-day radios sure look a lot different than that big ol' thing in the corner!
It was typical to see log houses like this one in the rural parts of Idaho. This photo of a woman, Mrs. Halley, and her young child was taken in Bonner.
Wow, the city of Twin Falls sure does look a lot different now. During the 1930s and 1940s, Twin Falls was considered a major agricultural distributing center for its extremely fertile soil.
You don't often see cars like these anymore. And we sure don't have a need for a telegraph office anymore. This photo was taken on a main street in Twin Falls.
This photo of children reading in their schoolroom was taken somewhere in Caldwell, Idaho. Without the use of things like computers and tablets, children had one thing to rely on—books. What a time.
Photos of Moscow’s (the one in Idaho) Main Street in the 1940s . . .

Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
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