Dust bowl life. Interesting fact: when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun. And the little girls really appreciated that. It's the little things....
Child labor... oyster shuckers, Port Royal SC early 1900s.[600x813]
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Appalachian Hunter...notice the horse shoe above the door. An old Appalachian tradition for good luck. Always heard the shoe should point upwards, so "the luck doesn't fall out." This guy could use some luck.
Great Smoky Mountains NP: Walker Sisters Home — interior of the spring house. The crocks probably held milk, cream, butter and other items to keep them as cool as possible in the summer.