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Full House: 1936

Full House: 1936

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.

 

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Look in the window on the right, you can see the shadow of George Jetson!

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Well, at least the wife did have a one cylinder gas engine to pull her washing machine, but she did have to turn the wringer rolls by hand.

Chez Nissen

Hired man for a tenant farmer -- now that's pretty low on the totem pole.

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