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Wife of a railroad worker typing a letter

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

The wife of a railroad worker active in his union handles union correspondence. Rosskam noted that her family, including three children and an adult relative, lived in a two-room apartment, sharing the bathroom with twelve adults and ten children.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 85.2003