From Shorpy Historical Archives, this stunning photo by Russell Lee.
March 1939. "House in Mexican section made of discarded airplane engine crates. San Antonio, Texas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects