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Caption (Original Description)

Typical bedroom in Negro slum, Washington, D.C. A bed, one chair, and a possible bit of furniture for a bureau is usually the most such a bedroom can boast. Filth and vermin are as characteristic of this type of dwelling as the falling plaster shown here

Photographer

Carl Mydans

Lot Number (Shooting Assignment)

1365

Call Number (Library of Congress)

LC-USF33-T01-000173