Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children, age thirty-two, Nipomo, California, 1936
This is the best-known image to come out of the Great Depression. Sometimes it is given the title "Migrant Mother." (The link tells who this person is and some of her story.) The following picture is another one of her.
Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Destitute in pea picker's camp, Nipomo, California, 1936
Once a Missouri farmer, now a migratory farm laborer on the Pacific Coast. California, 1936
Mother and baby of family on the road. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California, 1939
Calipatria, Imperial Valley, in FSA emergency migratory labor camp, 1939
Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California, 1936
The final three pictures in this set are all of the same family. Eleven children...how did they survive?
Family in FSA migratory labor camp, Brawley, Imperial Valley, 1939
Family originally from Mangrum, Oklahoma in FSA migratory labor camp, Brawley, Imperial Valley, 1939
FSA migrant labor camp during pea harvest. Family from Oklahoma with eleven children, 1939