Just 1 day left! On April 2 at 9 a.m., you will be able to search the 1940 Census online for free at http://1940census.archives.gov/.

The 5 cities with the largest population in in 1940 were:

New York, 7.5 million

Chicago, 3.4 million

Philadelphia, 1.9 million

Detroit, 1.6 million

Los Angeles, 1.5 million

Rows of laundry outside a New York City apartment house, 1935. Posters below advertise coming attractions at the Roosevelt and Apollo Theaters. (ARC 535899 )

Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, 02/1931

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Hosiery. Minnesac Mills. [Woman draping stockings.], 1936 - 1937

Photograph of Front View of United States Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Exhibit Building from the Michigan State Fair, 10/11/1938 (Original caption: Front view of U.S. Forest Service and CCC Exhibit Bldg. Michigan Sate Fair, Detroit. Lower Mi NF.)

US Housing Authority: Los Angeles, California Site of Pico Gardens Cal 4-2: the before photo, 1933?

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    This is SO COOL!
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    I am far too excited about this :-)
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    i have one wallpaper from here B)
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