War industries lead to overcrowded cities and problems related to housing in Mobile, Alabama.
Mobile Alabama USA Date:1943 Duration:3 min 36 sec Sound:Yes
Views of old Mobile Alabama downtown areas and homes during early 1940's. War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. Buildings in the city which now have been converted into homes for men war workers and women war production workers in the shipyards and factories making ships and airplanes, tanks, guns and other war material. A building converted into a dormitory for women. Men outside a building with a sign that reads ' Room board '. Girls in a room. A garage that has been converted into a boarding facility for women war workers. A tent area with a large number of migrant worker families living in it. Children play outside the tents. A woman washes clothes. A man cooks. A woman stands next to a cow and a man sits with his dog outside a shanty house. Negro families outside their shanty houses in slum areas of Mobile. People at the office of the National Housing Agency. A sign reads ' Mobile housing board'. People at the office of the housing board.
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