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Caravan of Trailers for Defense Workers

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 Wilmington North Carolina.

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 Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)



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