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Chicken House: 1948

Chicken House: 1948

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. "Housing -- 'A.C.' chicken house dwelling." These youngsters may be poor, but they seem to be comics-literate. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.


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Little details

I love the little photo to the left of the door of two kids on a pony. Unfortunately it's too small to tell which two kids. The boy on the left appears to be enjoying a lollipop and reading the second page of "A Present for Cliff," which was a two page story from the April 1946 Georgie Comics.

That bed

Wow, I had that exact same bed 40 years ago at my grandfather's (now mine) country house. The springs below the mattress were so insanely noisy they woke you up at night when you moved.

Saving the boxes

Smart kids to be saving the toy tractor boxes on the top of their closet. Among collectors of old toys, having the packaging doubles the value of the toy, sometimes more than doubles it.

Bad Dolly

You have to sleep under the bed!

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