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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Family Guy: 1939

Family Guy: 1939

June 1939. "Wagoner County, Oklahoma. Veteran migrant agricultural worker and his family encamped on the Arkansas River." Our third look at this grizzled laborer (One, Two). 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Nearby

That's in the next county over from here; would love to know exact location of this photo. He reminds me of my grandfather who settled over on the other side of the state in Beckham County circa 1910.

The Depression

You didn't have to be an Okie to live in a tent during the Depression. I live in the Pennsylvania Dutch farm country now, a little over a hundred miles from New York City, and one of my neighbors here lived in a tent in those Depression days.

 
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