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House in the Negro section

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (26 x 34.3 cm)
Paper: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

As relatives arrived from the South, this family grew to include eleven people living in four rooms, depending primarily on a single income from public relief or occasional WPA work. Despite charging a high rent, the landlord refused any maintenance of the house.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 14.2003