Friday, September 28, 2012

Arthur Rothstein

 Drought refugees from South Dakota. Montana, 1936

 Fruit tramps from California who have come to the Yakima Valley for apple thinning. 
Yakima, Washington, 1936

 Girl bringing in load of cranberries, Burlington County, New Jersey, 1938

 Housing conditions in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, 
home of the American Bridge Company, 1938

 John Frederick of Grant County, North Dakota, shows how high 
his wheat would grow if there were no drought, 1936

 Lunchtime, Pulaski County, Arkansas. 
Stortz cotton plantation, 1935

Midway attraction, State Fair, Rutland, Vermont, 1937
 Midway attraction, State Fair, Rutland, Vermont, 1937

Mrs. Bailey Nicholson, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, 1935

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Edward S. Curtis - Plains Indians

 An idle hour, Piegan
[The Piegan are a branch of the Blackfeet tribe.]

 At the water's edge, Piegan

 Bull Shoe's children

 Day dreams, Piegan

 Flint Smoker's daughter, Piegan woman seated on ground in open field

 In a Piegan Lodge

 Iron Breast, full-length portrait of a Piegan man, standing, wearing war bonnet, 
holding tomahawk and animal pelt draped over his arm

 Piegan girl standing in doorway of tepee, wearing beaded buckskin dress, Montana

 Piegan man and woman standing in open prairie

Reuben Black Boy and family, Piegan

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Russell Lee

 A family picnic on the Fourth of July at Vale, Oregon, 1941

 A member of the Forest Service who is participating in Indian dances at the fiesta, 
Taos, New Mexico, 1940

 Activity in pool and barroom, Pilottown, Louisiana, 1938

 Adding a length of drilling pipe at oil well in Seminole oil field, Oklahoma. 
Wrenches applied to loosen pipe, 1939

 At the annual field day of the FSA farmworkers community, Yuma, Arizona, 1942

 Audience listening to orchestra playing outside grocery store on Saturday afternoon, 
Phoenix, Arizona, 1940

 Buckboard Charlie, a squatter near Iron River, Michigan, 1937

 Camp cook working over an open fire, cattle ranch near Spur, Texas. The old attitude 
of the inferiority of the cook on the range is still prevalent. 
This cook said "the boys treat me awfully good", 1939

 Camp of migrant workers near Prague, Oklahoma. Lincoln County, 1939

 Chuck and bedroll wagon of the tank gang on the highway. 
Near Marfa, Texas, 1939

 Clearing space to pile topped sugar beets; this makes scooping them up easier.
East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1937

Cotton pickers being loaded onto truck for transportation to fields.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1938

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lewis Hine - Farm Work

 Annette Roy, the youngest worker. Said 7 years old. Picked last year. 
Smart's Bog, Massachusetts, 1911

 Group of children carrying in their pecks to the "bushel man." 
Theodore Budd's Bog at Turkeytown near Pemberton, NJ, 1910

 Mary Christmas, nearly 4 years old. Picks cranberries sometimes. She is now picking up berries spilled at the barrels by Grandfather. Falmouth, Week's Bog, Massachusetts, 1911
[who names their kid "Mary Christmas"??]
 Merilda. Carrying cranberries. Rochester, Eldridge Bog, Massachusetts, 1911

 Smallest girl is Rosie. Carries cranberries. Whites Bog, Brown Mills, NJ, 1910

 Susie Fava. Picks 8 pails a day. Said 8 years old. Gets 8 cents a pail. 
Rochester, Eldridge Bog, Massachusetts, 1911

 Young pickers on Swift's Bog. All working. 
Falmouth, Swift's Bog, Massachusetts, 1911

 Annie Bissie, a little picker in the fields near Baltimore, 1909

 Benkendorfer farm near West, Texas. Owned by father and well kept up. Mandy, six years old, picks twenty-five pounds a day. Sophie, nine years old picks ninety pounds a day, 1913

 Laura Petty, a 6 year old berry picker on Jenkins farm, 
Rock Creek near Baltimore, Maryland, 1909

In front of shacks at noon, Florence colony, Whites Bog, Browns Mills, NJ, 1910

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dorothea Lange - Migrants

More portraits of Depression-era American migrants by Dorothea Lange.

 "We made good money in the cherries this year. From then on we made just beans." 
Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon, 1939

 Aged woman from Oklahoma. Kern County migrant camp, California, 1936

 Camp talent provides music for dancing at Shafter camp for migrants. 
Halloween party, Shafter, California, 1938

 Drought refugee from Polk, Missouri. Awaiting the opening of orange picking season at Porterville, California, 1936

 Drought refugees from Oklahoma looking for work in the pea fields of California. 
Near San Jose Mission, 1935

 Drought refugees in California migrant camp, 1936

 Family between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people, 1936

Children of Oklahoma drought refugee in migratory camp in California, 1936