Tag Archives: 1930’s kitchen

Kitchen Photos during The Depression

As we struggle through hard economic times, let’s not forget ….some haunting photo’s from The Library of Congress.

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Part of the L.H. Nissen family of ten living in a three-room shack. Rest of family at school. The whole house was of unusually high humidity. The wife said they could not dry out the bedding because of the poor ventilation. This is the living room and kitchen combined. Iowa

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Negro’s kitchen, Washington, D.C. Kitchen in Negro home near Union Station (wording from the Library of Congress not me!)

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Tenement Kitchen

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1939 – Child of white migrant adding water to boiling beans on stove which was set up immediately after reaching camping grounds near Harlingen, Texas

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1936 Kitchen of Ozarks cabin