||Three Boys in Pump House in LeBaume Hollow
|DATE OF ORIGINAL
|DATE OF DIGITAL
||ILASCO, MO - Three unidentified boys are
shown with one of the company houses in the background. This house
was located in the poorest of the company housing areas. Like all
its fellows, it was 18' by 30', two storied concrete stucco. There were
two rooms up, two down, with a kitchen annex at the rear. Each house
had its own outhouse. There was no running water or
electricity. For water the residents used a communal hand
pump. The ultimate goal was to move on to the company housing at
Company Row where conditions were only slightly better and then on to
"The Village", the best of the housing.
||Hannibal Free Public Library (Hannibal,
||Immigrant workers -- Missouri -- Ilasco --
||Atlas Portland Cement Company (Ilasco,
Mo.) -- Company housing.
||Sepia colored photograph, 3 1/2" by 2
1/2", some spotting and yellowing with age.