This picture was taken in 1937, and shows a poor black girl. Note that her home has no glass in the window, but only a wooden shutter. Also note that they are using newspaper to try and seal the cracks when the shutter is closed. I grew up in the 1960's and 1970's, and I can remember kids who would always want any cardboard boxes the school had. The kids took the cardboard home to reinforce and insulate their homes, which were primarily made of a few boards, tin, and cardboard for insulation. I would bet that if you looked hard enough, you could probably still find people living in conditions like this in this country.