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City Welfare Dept. Wood Yard

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The photograph depicts a truck filled with logs chained to the truck bed. A man stands by the cab of the truck. Other men are seen standing on the…

City Welfare Dept. Wood Yard

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The photograph depicts a mountain of chopped wood, with men on the pile stacking wood. Men at ground level are chopping wood. The wood was distributed…

City Welfare Dept. Wood Pile

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The photograph depicts scrip laborers gathering wood from a wood pile and placing it into a Golden Transfer Co. truck for distribution to the needy. …