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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Our House: 1934

Our House: 1934

October 1934. "Children in front of their new home. Reedsville, West Virginia." Photo by Elmer Johnson for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

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Stacked like hotcakes

I'm the youngest of 9 and can remember when all but my oldest sister was at home; but I find it hard to imagine a house that small having enough bedroom space for 9 kids, unless they lined up bunk beds like army cots in every room.

Like the Song

Looks like what C,S,N,&Y might have had in mind.

Our second look at Arthurdale

One of the first type of houses built in Arthurdale, WV, the first New Deal homestead project. Nearly all of the original houses are still standing, and most remain in excellent condition.


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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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