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Johnnie Lew's Chinese Laundry, Washington D.C.


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Johnnie Lew's Chinese Laundry, Washington D.C. , Library of Congress, LC_johnnie_lew_laundry
Document Description
Photo of Johnnie Lew's Chinese laundry by Gordon Parks, Washington D.C. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945. Library of Congress, LC-USF34-013506-C, available online at www.loc.gov.
Questions
  1. 1. Document 7 shows the interior of a typical Chinese laundry of the depression era. What adjective would you use to describe the room, and why?
  2. 2. What would it be like to work ten-hour days in such a room?