Six men to a room

Posted by | April 25, 2007

Men in room at Mrs. Jones's boardinghouse
“Men in room at Mrs. Jones’s boardinghouse. Six men live in this room. Three beds, pay eight to ten dollars a week rent. Most of them have families they left behind in Bluefield, West Virginia; Bristol, Tennessee; or High Point, North Carolina. They are carpenters, carpenters’ assistants, riggers and laborers. They make sixty cents to one dollar and twenty-five cents per hour.”

Photographer John Vashon’s photo caption
Radford, Virginia, December 1940.

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