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Col. J. J. Ross, Farm worker shacks

These were the shacks in which farm workers lived on the farm of Col. J. J. Ross. The African-American workers picked berries on the farm. The interior of the shacks consisted of a flooring of straw, a few bags, and absence of light and air. This was taken in Spring - can you imagine them in the winter?

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer
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Photo taken at Ross Farm Ross, Delaware USA on