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.

appalachian+history appalachian+culture history+of+appalachia appalachia

Leave a Reply

− 5 = 1

↑ Back to top

This collection is copyright ©2006-2018 by Dave Tabler. All visuals are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law (Per Title 17—United States Code—Section 107) and remain the property of copyright owners. Site Design by Amaru Interactive