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November 1936. "Interior of house. Greenbelt, Maryland." One of three planned "Green-" communities midwifed by the Resettlement Administration during the Great Depression. Luxe amenities included indoor plumbing and electricity. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.