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Loosey & Rickety: 1939

Loosey & Rickety: 1939

November 1939. "Old house in Holmes County, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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But wait; what's that place today?

A FRED and breakfast? Is there a station pumping ETHYL on the corner? Is the outhouse behind the house the LITTLE RICKETY?

Fine and Fancy Filagree

I have never seen such delicate and intricate porch filagree - or as some say - gingerbread.

Outdoor Plumbing

It looks like the house was retrofitted for indoor facilities with a soil pipe attached to the outside of the home. It was probably a status symbol and source of pride at some point.


"Loosey and Rickety" -- best title ever!

This looks like it could be Faulkner's inspiration

... for Miss Emily's house in "A Rose for Emily" (1930)

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