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Dining room of a Negro family on relief

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 9 9/16 x 7 1/8 in. (24.3 x 18.1 cm)
Paper: 10 3/16 x 8 1/4 in. (25.9 x 21 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

This sequence covers a typical family on public relief, living in a small, dilapidated frame house 'in an extreme state of disrepair' rather than an apartment. The father ahs had no job except occasional WPA work for seven years, so that all eleven family members live on his monthly relief check of about $25.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 26.2003