The Whinery family
Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family in Pie Town, N.M., in October 1940. The Whinerys lived in a dugout house and covered the walls with cardboard to keep the dirt from flaking into the home's interior. Most dugouts had a short life, since once the farmers had enough money, they would build plank or rock homes. However, the dugouts had a second life as shelter for the livestock.
Reproduction from color slide.