Sheryl Hartnett
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"Orphanages would sell children during the Great Depression." Omg, these poor babies!! I wonder what happened to them and where they ended up.

Sad ~ A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, My husband's late mother actually had this happen in the depression. She and her brother ended up in an orphanage. It is so sad!

A box-bed (or closed bed, close bed, enclosed bed) is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not. The form originates in western European late medieval furniture. The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides. The bed is placed on short legs to prevent moisture due to a dirt floor.

A box-bed is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not. The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides

In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century. by celia

In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the century. i think holland slept in similar 'bunk' box beds?