In June of 1940, Marion Post took this picture of a tenant-family's home alongside a Mississippi River levee, near Lake Providence, in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. (Currently, East Carroll Parish is one of Louisiana's poorest areas.)
Levees are still very important in Louisiana. At the time Marion Post took this picture, state workers often built levees before they built paved roads.
Click on the image for a better view. Part of the "Bound for Glory" exhibition from the Library of Congress.
Image 49 (of 70) included in the Exhibition, "Bound for Glory,"
online courtesy Library of Congress. The LOC describes this
reproduction, from a color slide, as follows:
Marion Post Wolcott. African American's tenant's home beside the Mississippi River levee. Near Lake Providence, Louisiana, June 1940. Reproduction from color slide. LC-USF351-109. LC-DIG-fsac-1a34358. FSA/OWI Collection. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.