Pre-FEMA Trailers, THISILDU, Hurricane of 1947, Mississippi

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THISILDU, Temporary Housing, Bay St. Louis Mississippi, Hurricane 1947

Even after FDR bailed out the entire country through the unprecedented social programs of the Great Depression, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was not what it is today–and, apparently, nor were public expectations.  This photograph made into a post card was taken in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi after the devastation of the Hurricane of 1947.  The tent is typical of the period and would have been used for temporary housing after the storm.  The sign over the door “THISILDU” was a comedy, play on the devastation and the “temporary” situation.  We love love love this “building,” the sentiment of the post card, and everything that its slogan represents…that is…temporarily…

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