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Dog Daze: 1941

Dog Daze: 1941

August 1941. "Edgewater Park trailer camp near the Ford bomber plant. Ypsilanti, Michigan." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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The rich side of camp

When I was a kid in the early '50s and we lived in a three-bedroom, asbestos-shingled house, the kind my mom called a "cracker box." A few miles away were brick homes, also three-bedroom but with carports and picture windows. These today are very modest homes, but back then we thought of the people who lived there as "rich folks." I wonder if this kid felt the same way comparing canvas tents with the comparable luxury of trailers in this camp.

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