1942 Print Charles Chadwell Mobile Alabama Tent Worker Carpenter Portrait FZ3


This is an original 1942 halftone print of the home of Charles Chadwell and seven other carpenters from Mobile, Alabama. The image depicts the city's housing crisis at the time. During World War II, Mobile was the center of a massive military effort, as it was one of eighteen cities producing Liberty ships, or cargo ships. Also built in the city shipyards were freighters, destroyers and minesweepers. This led to a large influx of workers coming into the city so quickly that there was nowhere to house them.


This 69+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 12.25 inches; 25 x 31 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: labor, workers, tent, camp, housing, home front, war effort, wartime, military, navy