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November 1936 near Dickens, Iowa. Three-room shack, the residence of L.H. Nissen, hired man for a tenant farmer. Farm is owned by a loan company. Ten people live in the shack: mother, father, seven children, one grandchild. Medium format negative by Russell Lee, Resettlement Administration. View full size.