Saving money "while the BOOM lasts."
Mr. and Mrs. C. Farnsworth live in a trailer which they bought about three months ago. He works at the Bath Iron Works. They originally come from Boston and lived in the town of Bath until they found the rents too much for them to meet. In Bath they had rented two small rooms in an attic for six dollars a week (unheated). When their rent was raised they decided to move into a trailer. Their trailer is next to a gas station from which they get their electricity, water and toilet facilities for one dollar fifty cents a week. They do not expect to move into a house but want to continue living in trailers so as to save their money "while the BOOM lasts.".
Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection; Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
blog posted 12/19/2005