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The Whitfields: 1939

The Whitfields: 1939

July 1939. "Tobacco sharecropper's house. White family. Rural rehabilitation clients. Whitfield family. Near Gordonton, North Carolina." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.


Rural Rehabilitation

Interesting caption. But just what are rural rehabilitation clients? Sounds like a classification that a federal bureaucrat would come up with!

[Google books link - Dave]


Someone was asking about the crops grown here.

Gordonton is in Person Co., not too far from Granville Co.

Daddy's little girl

I bet he didn't spoil her (much).

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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