|To provide temporary housing for defense workers
while more permanent quarters are being built for them, this caravan of
trailers crosses Memorial Bridge, Washington, D.C., on its way to
In the months before
World War II, trailers are being used all over the United States to provide
this type of emergency defense housing. This caravan of 50 was the first
shipment of more than 2000 currently being constructed.
While small, the trailers had "all of the comforts of home."
On the way to Wilmington, the caravan stoped for the night at the
Hain's Post Trailer Camp, Washington, D.C.
Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information
Photograph Collection; Library of Congress
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