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Apr. 22nd, 2004

02:14 am - The Suit Case House

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http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/suitcase/

"...The Palace Corporation's Suitcase House, illustrated here, may have seemed less than palatial to some prospective homeowners, but, as the advertisement indicates, it could be unfolded and ready for occupancy a mere twenty minutes after delivery and weighed only ten pounds per square foot of living space. The manufacturer's recommended uses included housing for farm labor, prisoners of war, and invasion beachheads. The cartoon at right, however, implies that even newlyweds with a boisterous pet could find comfort and happiness in the Suitcase House, at least in the short term...."

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From:elsewhereangel
Date:April 22nd, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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by god it's my first apartment!
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From:rillifane
Date:April 22nd, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
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I love this stuff.
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From:beautyofthesoul
Date:April 26th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure what to think about such a concept. That brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Living out of your suitcase".
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