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Water Lilies: 1940

Water Lilies: 1940

January 1940. "Buckets placed in room to catch water from leaky ceiling in a house in Mount Washington district. Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

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Flat roofs are a silly idea in places where you get a lot of rain and snow. And I think that bucket with a top on is for ashes--notice the table really isn't wet.

That one bucket

Would catch more water with the top off.

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