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Privy Property: 1939

Privy Property: 1939

November 1939. "Privy. Dawes County, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


Worth a tag ...

More privies (or should I say privy's?) at Shorpy's, some more than ten years ago, and still there!
The Privy Chamber: 1935
You Go First: 1941
Porta-Privy: 1938
State-of-the-Art Facilities: 1941
Throne Room: 1935

Russian Thistle

Lots of tumbleweed that my mother's parents and other Germans brought from the steppes of Russia mixed in with their dry wheat seed.

The Original Poet

I've seen his work everywhere!

Dan the poet?

Knowing about outhouses, it's probably more likely to be limericks.

In the lower left corner.

I wondered where the Sears catalog wound up. I knew it was missing. Dan must've used a few too many pages.


If it's so private, close the door then!

Not Very Friendly, Dan

I've spent some time in Dawes County, a beautiful and historic area of Nebraska. Folks there seem a lot more, uh, accommodating there these days.

Not brick

But really well-built.

No trespassing in this john!

I like to think the owner goes up to those holes on the right, peers in and barks "Come out with your pants up!"

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