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The way it was: Rare colour photographs of Main Street in the 1940s capture the cafes, general stores and corner shops that were the heartbeat of small town America

A nostalgic collection of photographs has offered a fascinating glimpse of the American Main Street in the early 1940s. As the nation recovered from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, and prepared for World War II, Main Street was a place where communities came together and the entrepreneurial spirit was able to flourish. The romantic pictures, from a range of rare 1930s and 1940s shots on the Library Of Congress’ Flickr gallery of vivid color photography, show family-run stores and cafes lining dusty suburban streets. for more click here

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