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Hell's Kitchen: 1938

Hell's Kitchen: 1938

October 1938. "Kitchen in shack housing migratory apple pickers. Camden County, New Jersey." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Anyone Home?

Agree with Peaches' comment, that this place seems abandoned for a long time. Regretfully however, some hungry field workers are due home shortly for a meal before bed-time.

Shot In Error

Someone was shot in error according to the ripped newspaper article on the stove. Who was it, what happened?! The details have been obliterated by filth and time.

Stay for dinner?

Oh no thanks, another time maybe!

Raisin Bread? Not!

Here I thought there was a tasty loaf of raisin bread resting in the pie tin. Looking a bit closer and, whoa! Those ain't no raisins ...

Is it Really?

My first impression is that this may be an abandoned kitchen. Does the stove really work? Some of the fuel cans are askew. Way too many flies. It just looks 'empty' to me.

Bokar Coffee

Originally an A&P product, Bokar took its name from the Bogota and Cartagena coffee growing regions of Colombia.

The Verminator

Just thinking what it'd be like to hang up a big sticky fly strip in this kitchen! Collect 'em all!

Spider heaven --

... judging from the webs hanging from the walls and ceiling and the number of flies on every surface. The stove is non-functioning and there's no refrigeration, to state the obvious. In the meantime, the occupants are out doing hard manual labor. And we think we've got it tough if we can't get out to our favorite restaurant!

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