Saturday, November 19, 2016

27 Vintage Photos Give Us a Peak Into What Moving Day Was Like from the Early 20th Century

For our parents and grandparents, some things were so much harder. Yet, other things were easier because they were less complicated. Moving day is never easy for anyone, but these old photos show us what it was like to move for past generations.

Sometimes they were lucky enough to have a box for everything, but often wagons of trucks were loaded up with belongings packed high, cushioned with blankets. It was common to see beds, chairs, pots, and pans all sticking out from the back. As long as it didn’t fall off, it was probably just fine!

Check out these vintage photos below and see what moving day was like back then.

Moving day on the Delta cotton lands. Arkansas, 1936.

Moving day in the turpentine pine forest country. North Florida, 1936.

Moving day in the turpentine pine forest country. Northern Florida, 1936.

Wilson moving, 1921.

Household moving, Berlin, 1908.

Household moving, Berlin, 1909.

Wilson moving, 1921.

Negro family moving, Opelousas, Louisiana, 1938.

Southeast Missouri Farms. Moving into new home, 1938.

Negro day laborer moving from one man's farm to another to get work. He wasn't needed any more by former "employer." Near Madison, Georgia, 1939.

Moving Coolidge effects, 1927.

Moving into new home at Gardendale, Alabama, 1937.

Southeast Missouri Farms. Moving to new farm unit, 1938.

Southeast Missouri Farms. Moving to new farm unit, 1938.

Moving into new house. Douglas County Farmsteads, Nebraska, 1936.

Truckload of belongings of farmer moving, Chicot County, Arkansas, 1939.

Moving the Dougherty's furniture into their new home at Gardendale, Alabama, 1937.

Moving into the new home at Gardendale, Alabama, 1937.

Moving into the new house at Gardendale, Alabama, 1937.

Southeast Missouri Farms. Family of FSA (Farm Security Administration) client before moving from old house, 1938.

Mrs. Eargle of Fairfield airing her bedding preparatory to moving to her new home at Gardendale, Alabama, 1937.

The Eargle family moving out of their old home at Fairfield, Alabama. They will become homesteaders of Gardendale, Alabama, 1937.

Household goods of family moving into Newport News Housing Project, Virginia, 1937.

Household goods of family moving into Newport News Housing Project, Virginia, 1937.

Tenant farmer moving his household goods to a new farm. Hamilton County, Tennessee, 1937.

Moving into Newport News Homesteads, Virginia, 1937.

Moving into Newport News Homesteads, Virginia, 1937.

(Images: Library of Congress, via Dusty Old Thing)

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