Friday, October 17, 2014

Dorothea Lange

 Drought refugee living in a ditch bank camp. Imperial County, California, March 1937
 Drought refugees from Oklahoma in cotton camp 
near Exeter, California, November 1936
 Fighting sand. Childress County, Texas Panhandle. Cultivating weedless cotton fields in Great Plains to break crust and prevent blowing sand from cutting young cotton plants, June 1938
 Flood refugee family near Memphis, Texas. These people, with all 
their earthly belongings, are bound for the lower Rio Grande Valley, 
where they hope to pick cotton. They are from Arkansas, May 1937
 Hightstown, New Jersey. On this project some of the homesteaders will work on the cooperative farm, some in the cooperative factory. This group represents wives and children of the farm group. This is a Jewish community background. June 1936
 Idle men attend the morning movies. There are three such 
movies in one block. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 1937
 Lunchtime in the field. Camp in background. 
Near Calipatria, California, February 1939
 Migrant cotton picker on way to field. Kern migrant camp, California, November 1936
 Migrant pea pickers camp in the rain. California, February 1936
Near Strathmore, California. From Wyoming and Missouri. Eight years 
in California. Working in lemons. "It's easy for us because we haven't 
got a bunch of kids to get drug around." February 1939

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