Ozark kitchen photo from 1936

This Lake of the Ozarks kitchen photo was taken in March 1936 by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration - Office of War.

I could not determine if the photo was purchased or if the whole Ozark cabin was purchased (I believe it was the latter). Back in 1936 the nation was in the Great Depression so not just Ozark cabin homes looked this stark.

The woman of the house was impressively creative as she made her home homey with newspaper wallpaper.  She even cut scallops along the newspaper over the window to give it a curtain look.  The child looks quite happy and proud of the home.  The laundry tub and washboard on the front right of the picture was a common way to wash clothes in those days.