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Full House: 1938

Full House: 1938

1938. "Andrews Log House, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Norwell, tenant." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

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On the positive side

They look like they're getting enough food.

Old log home

That home has some age on it, even then. The hand-hewn logs give that away. It was old enough to have reached the point where these old log homes were covered with clapboards to look more modern. I'm sure Mark Bowe and the "Barnwood Builders" would love to get their hands on this one, if it still survives.

Creating your own village

Not certain about which one is "Mama", though I'm guessing it's the standing woman holding a baby.
This family makes me think of my Aunt Zella and Uncle Clark who (while living in a half dug-out near Kim, Colorado) had 16 (!) children by about the time this photo was taken, though some did not survive childhood.
It was a very different time back then (as we are routinely reminded on Shorpy).

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