Man with Lunch Bucket

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One of the benefits of working on a government relief project was that workers were able to work regular hours (8-hour day) and have a full lunch hour. There was no commissary on site, so the man carrying a tin of food in the foreground brought it from home. Some of the children of the women of Irene later recalled that their mothers sometimes fished in the Savannah River to catch their lunch. Some picked wild crabapples and blueberries in the nearby woods to take home.

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