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Near the end of the parts of the country were beginning to recover from the stock market crash, but many in small towns and rural areas remained poverty-stricken. The Library of Congress is giving you a rare look at photos from the Great Depression era.

Vermont Fair Circus Performers 1940s Photo Vermont State Fair is owned and operated by the Rutland County Agricultural Society. It was in the fall of 1846 when the first Rutland Fair was held. Since 1

Vermont Fair Circus Performers 1940s Photo Vermont State Fair is owned and operated by the Rutland County Agricultural Society. It was in the fall of 1846 when the first Rutland Fair was held. Since 1

These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

Vintage photo of farm family ... children wearing feedsack clothes .. so cute!

Vintage photo of farm family ... children wearing feedsack clothes .. so cute!

Members of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II.

Members of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II.

The Faro Caudill family eating dinner in their dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

The Faro Caudill family eating dinner in their dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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