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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Pee-Wee Playhouse: 1939

Pee-Wee Playhouse: 1939

July 1939. "Shack of family living in May Avenue camp, Oklahoma City." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Another painful reminder of life for some during the Great Depression. Let's hope that one day these children were able to leave this poverty and live a life denied to them in 1939, so they might one day ride in the cars crossing the bridge or live in a home like the one with clean clothes drying on the line on the hill behind their shack.

"I'm bored, Mom."

In case you've ever wondered what the definition of dirt poor was, this is it.

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