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Levee at Alexandria, La.

Porter's fleet passing the dam at Alexandria

Avenues and streets. Monument to the Confederate Dead of Alexandria

Itinerant preacher from South Carolina saving the souls of the construction workers at Camp Livingston job near Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers from Monroe, Louisiana. Sitting on car in front of their shacks before leaving for evening shift. Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Car converted into truck with benches for family and a carryall. Alexandria, Louisiana

Hotel (flophouse) in center of Alexandria, Louisiana. There are about thirty-seven beds, most of them occupied by army camp construction workers pay fifty cents per night. It is usually full most often cannot accomodate all demands. Some of the men are recovering from flu

Worker just arriving from southern Louisiana trying to get job on Camp Livingston. In back of his car he has a portable house. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers drying out bedding and mattresses from their trailer after a week of heavy rains and winds. Near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Negro girl in new cafe opposite entrance to Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

Shack built of tin, lived in by ten construction workers from Texas now working on Camp Livingston job near Alexandria, Louisiana

Pix from gas station, main street in Alexandria, shop signs, etc. Louisiana

John H. Poole, Jr. cooking while sitting on side of car. He is a carpenter on construction job at Camp Livingston. He comes from Monroe, Louisiana, where he has an electrical shop

Construction worker leaning against shack he built on government property near Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

Travelling preacher, Reverend C.L. Bullard, with Jonathan Daniels and construction workers from Monroe, Louisiana. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction worker from Camp Livingston eating in new cafe by entrance of camp. Alexandria, Louisiana

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Children in tent home of construction workers. Ten men, two women and two children live here. Near Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers drying out bedding and mattresses from their trailer after a week of heavy rains and winds. Near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers eating in cafe in Alexandria, Louisiana. They say food is up at least one third, often prices double for meals

Construction workers' shack on government property off new highway to flying field which is also in the making. Living quarters of gravel pit workers and truck drivers. Ten to twelve men are housed and fed in this shack, which was built by the group who occupy same. Name of shack is Texas Long Horns. Entire gang is from Texas. Mr. M.A. Pevot of Mauriceville near Beaumont took most of the initiative as well as doing the cooking. He owns a small grocery store in his home town which is cared for in his absence by his wife, mother and father. Three of the trucks, which are very old, belong to him, and he rents them to his associates. Most of the trucks on this job were owned or rented by the worker. Shack is located in section known as Pleasant Grove, near Camp Beauregard. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction worker from Monroe, Louisiana. Sitting on car in front of his shack before leaving for evening shift. Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Ten men, two women and two children live in this tent home. Alexandria, Louisiana. The men are construction workers at Camp Livingston

Close-up of car from Mississippi used for sleeping as well as shelter and traveling. Evidences of cooking outdoors are beside it. On highway near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Pigs rooting around construction workers' tent while men are on job at Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers waiting on highway in Alexandria to catch rides to Camp Livingston job. Louisiana

Carl's Cafe (lunchroom tent) put up about three months ago. Plate lunch increased from twenty-five cents to thirty-five cents and dinners from thirty-five cents to fifty cents. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers' children playing around garbage and rubbish heap in back of their tents. Near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Camp Livingston construction worker cooking outdoors in front of shack which he built out of lumber he purchased or found nearby. This is along main highway on government property so he does not have to pay rent. Water is hauled from a nearby church faucet as there are no sanitary facilities. Alexandria, Louisiana

Signs and trailer with tattoo artist on highway near Fort Beauregard. Alexandria, Louisiana

Camp Livingston construction worker's shack and tents near Fort Beauregard. These are along the main highway on government property so they do not have to pay rent. Most of the people cook outdoors and haul water from a nearby church faucet. There are no sanitary facilities and most of them have brought here their own lumber for building their shacks, or made them out of old trucks. Alexandria, Louisiana

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Tent and farm truck used for sleeping and general housing by construction workers off highway near Camp Claiborne. They cook out of doors and have no sanitary conveniences. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers eating in cafe in Alexandria, they say food is up at least one-third. Often prices are doubled for meals

Cars of construction workers parked along highway by entrance to Camp Claiborne. Near Alexandria, Louisiana

Son of construction worker near Alexandria, Louisiana

East side cafe with rooms for rent, "Soldiers Welcome," on highway to Camp Livingston, near Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers drying out bedding and mattress from their trailer after a week of heavy rains. Alexandria, Louisiana

Camp Livingston worker's tent near Fort Beauregard, these are along the main highway on government property so they do not have to pay rent. Most of the people cook outdoors and haul water from a nearby church faucet. There are no sanitary facilities and most of them, who live in tents or shacks, have brought their own lumber for building, or made them out of old trucks. Alexandria, Louisiana

Mrs. M.C. Ray from Mangum, Louisiana. Wife of construction worker at Camp Livingston who had been farming but came out here to make more money. The whole family has had flu. When they first arrived they had to sell their cars so they can't get to Alexandria too often to get milk for the children and other supplies. She said that all her grocery bills here were twice as much for the same amount of food as they were in Mangum and eggs were also at least twice as high. Louisiana

Mrs. M.C. Ray from Mangum, Louisiana. Wife of construction worker at Camp Livingston who had been farming but came out here to make more money. The whole family has had flu. When they first arrived they had to sell their cars so they can't get to Alexandria very often to get milk and supplies for the children. She said that all her grocery bills here were twice as much for the same amount of food as they were in Mangum and that eggs were always at least twice as high. Louisiana

Lines of cars going into Alexandria, showing traffic congestion. Louisiana

Camp Livingston construction worker's shack near Fort Beauregard. These are along the main highway on government property so they do not have to pay rent. Most of the people cook outdoors. They haul water from a nearby church faucet. There are no sanitary facilities and most of them have brought their own lumber for building their shacks or made them out of old trucks. Alexandria, Louisiana

Gravel pit camp near Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, Louisiana. Construction workers living on government property

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Trailer for sale in yard of private dwelling on No. 165 highway in Alexandria, Louisiana, on way to Fort Beauregard

Construction worker's family from Texas sleeping in car; cook and eat in lean-to. Near Camp Claiborne, Alexandria, Louisiana

Carl's Cafe and lunchroom tent put up about three months ago. Plate lunch increases from twenty-five cents to thirty-five cents and dinners from thirty-five cents to fifty cents. Alexandria, Louisiana

New cafe with trailers and tents in the rear near Forrest Hill. Lots are for sale everywhere and land near Camp Claiborne, which was formerly of very little value and difficult to sell is now in great demand at two hundred dollars per acre. Near Alexandria, Louisiana

Flophouse of about thirty-seven beds at fifty cents each, constantly crowded with construction workers sleeping in several shifts. Some of them had flu. Alexandria, Louisiana

Child of construction worker in doorway of tent home near Alexandria, Louisiana. Ten men, two women, and two children live here

The new meat market and Portman cafe. Forest Hill, by Camp Claiborne, near Alexandria, Louisiana

Manager and cashier at cafe in Alexandria, Louisana, where construction workers eat

House with new addition for accommodations for construction workers. Alexandria, Louisiana

Interior of shack described in other pictures. Mr. W.R. Carpenter of Beaumont, Texas also a truck driver, seated on bed. Men very willing to have photo made, saying they should cooperate in this undertaking as they were all free Americans and hoped for better conditions. Alexandria, Louisiana

Service station, used cars for sale. Trailers are parked very congested in section near road show and carnival. Alexandria, Louisiana

Trailers for sale with construction worker and his wife as possible prospective buyers, along main highway from Alexandria to Camp Beauregard, Louisiana

Close-up of house in construction. Same as no. 7 development. Alexandria, Louisiana

D.C. Lovelady in front of tent. He drives a truck at Camp Livingston construction job and is from Monroe, Louisiana

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Cars of construction workers parked along highway by entrance to Camp Claiborne. Alexandria, Louisiana

Family in tent from Georgia with neighbor's child, eight or ten men, two women, two children stay here permanently. Men sleep in shifts as construction workers. Women going to take in two neighbors' children whose tent leaks and the deluge of rain has continued for days. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction worker's trailer (home-made house car). He has a job at Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

Signs opposite Camp Beauregard entrance on highway--Army uniforms, correspondence school adds, etc., on main highway between Alexandria and Camp Livingston, Louisiana

Construction workers from Monroe, Louisiana, washing in front of their shack. Water must be hauled from a nearby church faucet. They are living on government property (no rent) while working at Camp Livingston near Fort Beauregard, Alexandria, Louisiana

Interior of shack described in other pictures. Mr. W.R. Carpenter of Beaumont, Texas also a truck driver, seated on bed. Men very willing to have photo made, saying they should cooperate in this undertaking as they were all free Americans and hoped for better conditions. Alexandria, Louisiana

Camp Livingston construction worker's shack and tents near Fort Beauregard. These are along the main highway on government property so they do not have to pay rent. Most of the people cook outdoors and haul water from a nearby church faucet. There are no sanitary facilities and most of them have brought here their own lumber for building their shacks, or made them out of old trucks. Alexandria, Louisiana

Tents near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana, for construction workers

Two construction workers who sleep in car, cooking outdoors. One is from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked formerly on the construction of Dupont plant at Millington, Tennessee. The other is from Decatur, Mississippi, and worked previously at the Camp Shelby job, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He said: "We live like kings out here. I never did carpenter before I heard you could get paid so much for it; then it didn't take me long to be one." They are both working on the Camp Livingston job near Alexandria, Louisiana

Cars of construction workers at Camp Claiborne, Alexandria, Louisiana. New buildings on highway at Camp Claiborne. Cabins, sleeping quarters, etc., being built by private interest for construction workers. Louisiana

Signboard advertising trailer homes by gas station along main highway from Alexandria, Louisiana to Fort Beauregard

Construction workers from Monroe, Louisiana. Sitting on car in front of their shacks before leaving for evening shift. Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Tent, car, and farm truck, used for sleeping and general housing by construction workers off highway near Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Cook out of doors and have no sanitary conveniences

Converted canvas-topped truck (self-built), used by six construction workers for the past two months, in which they sleep in three shifts; parked in on highway to Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers' trailer homes and tents near Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

J.R. Jones from Monroe, Louisiana, building new shack to live in temporarily while works on construction job at Camp Livingstone near Fort Beauregard

Signs opposite Camp Beauregard entrance on highway--Army uniforms, correspondence school adds, etc., on main highway between Alexandria and Camp Livingston, Louisiana

Construction workers eating in cafe in Alexandria; they say food is up at least one third. Often prices doubled for meals

Carpenter and construction worker from Georgia who is recovering from flu. Next to him is a neighbor's child and his wife is going to take in two other neighbor's children with them because their tent leaks so badly after a week of heavy rains and winds. In this same tent live about ten men, two women and two children. The men are construction workers sleeping in shifts. Near Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana

Sign on highway from Fort Beauregard to Alexandria,in Pineville, Louisiana. Beds, fifty cents, plate lunches and barbecue

Trailer camp where construction workers and Army men are living. Camp Livingstone, near Alexandria, Louisiana

Gravel pit camp near Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, Louisiana. Construction workers living on government property

Sign on highway No. 165 near Fort Beauregard (beds and heat). New construction in background. Alexandria, Louisiana

New buildings for use of construction workers on Camp Clairborne job. Eight dollars and fifty cents for lodging and board (several people in one room). Property in this section now priced at two hundred dollars per acre. Gas station attendant says different people own every fifty feet. Alexandria, Louisiana

Mr. R. Jones in front of new shack built on government property near Camp Livingston with supplies he purchased in town--sugar, tea, strainers, dish towels, linoleum for shelves, etc. Alexandria, Louisiana

Real estate sign with houses in background. New development on main highway to Fort Beauregard. Alexandria, Louisiana

Lot of used cars, furniture billboard in background and new shack in which salesman lives. He came to Alexandria from Lake Providence, Louisiana, and says, "We've got whatever we ask for them here. They're selling fast. I sold thirteen my first week here."

Lots for sale, new cafe and cabins Forest Hill, near Alexandria, Louisiana. Land near Camp Claiborne which was formerly of very little value and difficult to sell is now in great demand at two hundred dollars per acre

Construction workers from Camp Livingston eating and hanging around new cafe by entrance of camp. Alexandria, Louisiana

Reverend Bullard, preacher, and family with trailer home. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction workers from Camp Livingston eating and hanging around new cafe by entrance of camp. Alexandria, Louisiana

Tent, car, and farm truck. Used for sleeping and general housing by construction workers off highway near Camp Claiborne. They cook out of doors and have not sanitary conveniences. Alexandria, Louisiana

Construction worker with wife and neighbor's child in tent home near Alexandria, Louisiana. Ten men, two women, and two children live here

Camp Livingston construction workers' tents on government property, rent free, near Alexandria, Louisiana. Most of the people cook outdoors, have no sanitary facilities and haul water from a nearby church faucet

New buildings for use of construction workers on Camp Clairborne job. Eight dollars and fifty cents for lodging and board (several people in one room). Property in this section now priced at two hundred dollars per acre. Gas station attendant says there is a different owner every fifty feet. Alexandria, Louisiana

Mrs. M.C. Ray from Mangum, Louisiana. Wife of construction worker at Camp Livingston who had been farming but came out here to make more money. The whole family has had flu. When they first arrived they had to sell their car so they can't get to Alexandria too often to get milk for the children and other supplies. She said that all her grocery bills here were twice as much for the same amount of food as they were in Mangum and the eggs were also at least twice as high

Close-up of car from Mississippi used for sleeping as well as shelter and traveling. Evidences of cooking outside are beside it. On highway near Camp Livingston. Alexandria, Louisiana

Corner building in center of Alexandria showing signs and advertising Army and military wearing apparel and goods

Used cars for sale with signs and prices at service station on main highway near Alexandria, Louisiana

Trailer for sale near Camp Claiborne. Alexandria, Louisiana