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"Home of George Hoskins, his wife and ten children..." 08/31/1946


"Home of George Hoskins, his wife and ten children..." 08/31/1946, Lee, Russell, Photographer. (National Archives Identifier: 541130); Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry, 1946 - 1947; Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War, 1937 - 1948; Record Group 245; National Archives.

Dated August 31, 1946, this photograph was taken by Russell W. Lee as part of a survey of medical, health and housing conditions in coal mining communities. The caption reads: "Home of George Hoskins, his wife and ten children. This is a three room house renting for $6.75 monthly; the family has an electric refrigerator, washing machine, an iron, and pay $4.12 monthly for eletricity; Mr. Hoskins said, 'We’ve lived in this house for eleven years, and it has leaked for eleven years.' Coleman Fuel Company, Red Bird Mine, Field, Bell County, Kentucky, 08/31/1946"

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