. . . and Adversity


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Fayetteville (vicinity), North Carolina. March 1941. A woman who lives with her family in an old street car. Jack Delano. Photograph, 1941. (LC-USF34-43326-D).

Since the Federal Writers themselves were on relief, they were viewed sympathetically and frequently accepted as equals by those they interviewed. Betty Burke recalls feeling that bond with the packing house workers she talked to in Chicago. "We were poor ourselves and these people were, if anything, even poorer, so I was very close to them. I understood every word they said with all my heart."


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