As families evacuated their homes, they saved whatever they could, which included headboards and footboards of iron beds, such as those seen in this image. Saved blankets could be draped over such furniture to offer shelter from the elements.
Malcolm E. Robb, Photographer
undated [June 1914]
Disaster victims; Homeless families; Household goods; Robb, Malcolm E.
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