Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dorothea Lange

 Desert agriculture. Brushed chili field. Replanting chili plants 
on a Japanese-owned ranch. Imperial Valley, California, Feb 1937
  
 Families are left stranded without means of support when the lumber mill "cuts out." This family lives on a cut-over area. The mill has closed, and the father does WPA (Work Projects Administration) work. Near Kiln, Mississippi, July 1937
   
 Grandmother from Oklahoma and her pieced quilt. California, Kern County, Feb 1936
  
 Halloween party at Shafter migrant camp, California, 1938
  
 Home in "Little Oklahoma," a community that has grown 
out of migrant potato and cotton workers. California, February 1936
  
 Large-scale, mechanized farming. The potato planter operated by a crew of three men, makes the rows, fertilizes and plants potatoes in one operation. Kern County, California, February 1939
  
 Madera County, family from near Dallas, Texas. Rent is five dollars a month. "There's no future here. I've been following the work (migratory labor) but there's no chance for a fellow to get a holt hisself in this country. The last job I had is tractor driving for thirty-five cents an hour. Had that job for five months until a Filipino comes along for twenty-five cents an hour. I was raised on a cotton farm my father owned a little place back there and I'm plumb willing to leave this country for good before I get too old, If I could get the chance to farm." February 1939
 
 Migrant family from Arkansas playing hill-billy songs. Farm Security Administration emergency migratory camp. Calipatria, California, February 1939
  
Mother of migrant family sewing. Near Vale, 
Malheur County, Oregon, October 1939

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