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Historic outhouses (continued)

Privy of President Calvin Coolidge, Vermont. Photograph by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1857-1971. Photo date August 2, 1961.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Reproduction Number
LC-G613-77177 DLC.

Brick privy at Korner's Folly, 271 S. Main St., Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina. Photo date after 1933.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey or Historic American Engineering Record, Reproduction Number HABS, NC,34-KERN,1A-.

Government projects promoting use of outhouses

Poster created for the Federal Art Project by artist John Buczak, Illinois, 1940. The poster promoted sanitary facilities by showing a giant fly above an outhouse, with text: "Outwitted by community sanitation. Community sanitation planning keeps flies away from deadly disease germs with the ... modern approved sanitary privy."

Source: Library of Congress, American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library, Reproduction Number LC-USZC2-1592 DLC.

Poster created for the WPA Federal Art Project, artist unknown, Chicago, Illinois, between 1936 and 1941. The poster shows an outhouse in a picturesque, small town setting, with text: "Your home is not complete without a sanitary unit, recommended by the State Department of Public Health."

Source: Library of Congress, American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library, Reproduction Number LC-USZC2-1594 DLC.

Privy plant: cleaning metal forms for sanitary privy base, Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF33-011470-M3 DLC.

Privy plant: pouring concrete in forms for mud sills, Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF33-011496-M5 DLC.

Privy plant: placing reinforcing mesh in mud sills, Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF33-011496-M4 DLC.

Privy plant: sanitary pre-cast concrete privy bases after stripping of forms, Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF33-011496-M3 DLC.

Privies being built by FSA (Farm Security Administration). Greene County, Georgia. Photograph by Jack Delano. Photo date May 1941.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF34-044291-D DLC.

Privies built by FSA (Farm Security Administration) for farm security borrowers in Greene County, Georgia. Photograph by Jack Delano. Photo date May 1941.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF34-044312-D DLC.

Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Loading completed privy houses on truck for delivery to site.
Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF33-011478-M3 DLC.

Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Fitting vent stack and seat cover to sanitary base of privy. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction number LC-USF33-011505-M3 DLC.

Southeast Missouri Farms Project. Privy erection. Placing wood cribbing in privy well. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1903-. Photo date May 1938.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction number LC-USF33-011507-M1 DLC.

Privy built by FSA (Farm Security Administration). Clark farm, Coffee County, Alabama. Photograph by John Collier, 1913-. Photo date August 1941.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USF34-080440-D DLC.

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