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Bringing Up Baby: 1938

Bringing Up Baby: 1938

September 1938. Chaplin, West Virginia. "Miner who has worked in mines since he was 14 and has tried to save money and have a better home, with his wife, suffering from bad bronchial condition and asthma." Plus Junior underfoot. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.


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The wall picture

If anyone wants to try identifying it, here's a squared-up version.


That Atwater-Kent radio was expensive when new, but by 1938 it was a very old-fashioned, outdated set. Very likely this gentleman bought it second hand, as might have been the case with the rest of the furniture as well. Still, it looks like his thrift has paid off with a comfortable and tasteful home for his family. And how about those art deco lampshades!

Proof evident

By way of that expensive Atwater-Kent Model 55 Radio they're all listening to.

Close family

Yes, underfoot was my first observation as well.

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