September 24, 2022

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44 amazing photos of homes from the past you have to see



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Hitler remodelled the residence in the late 1930s, filling the apartment with expensive art and antiques, many of which were stolen from victims of his horrific regime. The mastermind of the Holocaust, he was responsible for the genocide of six million Jews, along with millions of others from minority groups.



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Captured in 1947, this modest kitchen belongs to miner Charles B. Lewis and his family. They lived in the company housing project for the Union Pacific Coal Company in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Encompassing 160 houses overall, these dwellings were built to accommodate the company’s workers.



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This picture, taken in 1943, captures a stark contrast between old and new. A symbol of the rise of modern consumerism, the Coca-Cola sign atop the fruit stand sits alongside the traditional Queen Anne-style house. However, change was yet to hit some areas of the country, with many Americans still growing their own food and using horses for transportation.



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Boston’s West End was a vibrant immigrant neighbourhood during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with tens of thousands of working-class residents packed into hundreds of tenement buildings. These cramped homes were initially single residences that had been split up into tiny multi-family dwellings. This picture, taken in 1940, shows children playing outside a tenement in Boston, Massachusetts.



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Similarly, as the population increased in New York City, buildings that were once single-family homes were turned into multiple residences, known as tenements, sometime between 1820 and 1850. By the early 1900s, more than 80,000 has been built, housing around 2.3 million people. This 1913 image shows nine-year-old Jennie Rizzandi helping her parents sew garments in their dilapidated home.



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Following the end of the Civil War and into the Reconstruction Era when enslaved African American peoples were finally freed, sharecropping or tenant farming became common in southern American states like Mississippi. Landlords supplied farmers with very basic necessities, including housing, fuel and food. This image shows a tenant home beside the Mississippi River in 1940.



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Here, two children were photographed in 1939 playing on the steps of a clapboard tenant house on the Marcella Plantation in Mileston, Mississippi. By 1939, the cotton industry was in poor shape after failed harvests and in the following decades the birth of modern agricultural machinery drove many black farming families out of the rural south towards cities in what would become known as the ‘Great Migration’.



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Many of the families in Pie Town lived in dugout homes that were recessed into the earth, featuring flat roofs covered by turf. Their thick earth walls ensured the living space remained cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This rare image shows the Caudill family sharing dinner together in their small kitchen.



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The lower corridor was turned into a heap of rubble during the renovation, while the workmen demolished the walls. The house was taken apart bit by bit so that historical elements, including plaster mouldings and wood floors, could be salvaged. President Truman had to relocate to Blair House while the extensive works were carried out.



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On May 5th, 1955, the US Government detonated a 29-kiloton atomic bomb near the outskirts of a test town aptly named Survival Town. The experiment, known as Apple II, was designed to assess the resilience of homes made from different materials, which were placed at varying distances from the blast site.



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Survival Town had a number of houses, trailer homes and office buildings, an electrical transformer station and a radio station. Incredibly, this two-storey wooden house, built around 7,500 feet from the detonation site, was still standing after the explosion.



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The Monsanto House of the Future was an attraction at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in California from 1957 to 1967. The property was built to offer a glimpse of homes of the future, demonstrating the versatility of modern plastics and showcasing modern appliances such as microwave ovens, which would go on to become commonplace household features.



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