Time Machine: 12 Short Trips To 1940 A brief spin through some of the popular songs, sounds and stories of 1940.
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Time Machine: 12 Short Trips To 1940

This year, for the first time, the National Archives will be putting the entire 1940 census online. At the time, the United States consisted of more than 130 million people, 33 million homes and 7 million farms. Return with us to yesteryear using this handy time-travel gizmo. Open each portal to experience the sights and sounds of 1940. You can also click on the clock to access each video.