Photo of Andrew DaRosa

#ThrowbackThursday is part of an ongoing series highlighting the culture of Connecticut throughout the past few decades.

Prepare your aviator goggles, and find your best flying contraption – we are about to take off into the uncharted skies of Connecticut in the 1930s.

1930s Connecticut proved to be a strange time as the boom of industry due to war, was dying down, which in turn paved the way for the Great Depression. However, the Great Depression may have been the least of many people’s worries in the 1930s as Connecticut experienced its most severe storm to date, the 1938 New England Hurricane, which killed hundreds in its path along the coast of the Nutmeg State.

However, with destruction came progress, which manifested itself in the form of Russian inventor, Igor Sikorsky, who would begin to successfully test his first attempts at building the world’s first practical helicopter.

By the time 1939 came around, which brought the advent of WWII, Connecticut would have weathered its roughest storm, and have prepared itself for its technological rebirth in the 1940s.

Again, we have combed our archives to find the best photos of life of Connecticut residents during the 1930s.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see how Connecticut flew through the 1930s.