In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the century. i think holland slept in similar 'bunk' box beds?
January 1937 - “Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida.” nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.
January "Two children of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, standing before their temporary home. This family of eight is camped in a field near the packinghouse at Winter Haven, Florida." by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.
This picture was taken in the early and shows a poor family in the Great Depression. You really wonder how they were able to feed such a large family in such hard times. You also wonder if they set out to have such a large family, or if it just happened.
Lesson 13 Family of migrant agricultural workers: Belle Glade, Florida. The majority of the workers who moved to Florida during the Great Depression came from Georgia, South and North Carolina and Arkansas