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Map of the Parish of Avoyelles and part of Rapides, Louisiana : from the United States survey.

Map of the Parish of Avoyelles and part of Rapides, Louisiana : from t...

Shows names of some residents. Stamped on lower right: Division of maps, May ... Library of Congress. Copy imperfect: Mounted on cloth back, stained, with both sheets folded in half. Includes text, list of land... more

Cooperative corn packing and shipping shed operative near Paradise, Louisana. Near New Orleans

Cooperative corn packing and shipping shed operative near Paradise, Lo...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction workers from Monroe, Louisiana, washing in front of their...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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 drying out bedding and mattresses from their trai...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Charles B. Griggs shaving in front of his self-built shack on government property near Camp Livingston. He used to work on his farm outside Monroe, Louisiana, but came to work on construction job at Camp Livingston near Fort Beauregard because he could make more money

Charles B. Griggs shaving in front of his self-built shack on governme...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Camp Livingston construction worker's shack and tents near Fort Beaure...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction workers from Monroe, Louisiana. Sitting on car in front o...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

"Working men lunches" cafe where construction workers eat in Pineville, Louisiana. On highway to Camp Livingston

"Working men lunches" cafe where construction workers eat in Pineville...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

House with new addition for accommodations for construction workers. A...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

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

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Tent, car, and farm truck. Used for sleeping and general housing by co...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Parked cars off side of highway near entrance to Camp Claiborne all belonging to construction workers, this roadside congestion extends for over a mile. Louisiana

Parked cars off side of highway near entrance to Camp Claiborne all be...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Worker just arriving from southern Louisiana trying to get job on Camp...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Camp Livingston construction worker cooking outdoors in front of shack...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Interior of construction workers shack. Alexandria, Louisiana

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

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

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Sign on highway No. 165 near Fort Beauregard (beds and heat). New cons...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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."

Lot of used cars, furniture billboard in background and new shack in w...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Mrs. M.C. Ray from Mangum, Louisiana. Wife of construction worker at C...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction worker leaning against shack he built on government prope...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction workers from Camp Livingston eating and hanging around ne...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Manager and cashier at cafe in Alexandria, Louisana, where constructio...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction workers' trailer homes and tents near Camp Livingston. Al...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Car converted into truck with benches for family and a carryall. Alexa...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Lots for sale, new cafe and cabins Forest Hill, near Alexandria, Louis...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Sign on highway from Fort Beauregard to Alexandria,in Pineville, Louis...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Carl's Cafe (lunchroom tent) put up about three months ago. Plate lunc...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

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

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Pigs rooting around construction workers' tent while men are on job at...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Negro girl in new cafe opposite entrance to Camp Livingston. Alexandri...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Interior of shack described in other pictures. Mr. W.R. Carpenter of B...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

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

Mrs. M.C. Ray from Mangum, Louisiana. Wife of construction worker at C...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Travelling preacher, Reverend C.L. Bullard, with Jonathan Daniels and ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc... more

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

Camp Livingston worker's tent near Fort Beauregard, these are along th...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Close-up of car from Mississippi used for sleeping as well as shelter ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Children in tent home of construction workers. Ten men, two women and ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Signboard advertising trailer homes by gas station along main highway ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction worker from Camp Livingston eating in new cafe by entranc...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Son of construction worker near Alexandria, Louisiana

Son of construction worker near Alexandria, Louisiana

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Camp Livingston construction worker cooking outdoors in front of shacks which they have built themselves out of lumber they purchased or found nearby. These are along the main highway on government property so they do not have to pay rent. Water is hauled from a nearby church faucet. There are no satisfactory facilities. There were all from Monroe, Louisiana. Their names were: S.A. Trichel, John H. Poole Jr., R. Jones, D.C. Lovelady, Charles B. Griggs. Most of them have been here about three weeks, a couple only one week

Camp Livingston construction worker cooking outdoors in front of shack...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Construction worker from Monroe, Louisiana. Sitting on car in front of...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Real estate sign with houses in background. New development on main hi...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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 workers' shack on government property off new highway to ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Cars of construction workers parked along highway by entrance to Camp ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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

Child of construction worker in doorway of tent home near Alexandria, ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Trailer for sale near Camp Claiborne. Alexandria, Louisiana

Trailer for sale near Camp Claiborne. Alexandria, Louisiana

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

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