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Hello: 1939

Hello: 1939

October 1939. "Young migrant mother has just finished washing. Merrill Farm Security Administration camp, Klamath County, Oregon." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA.

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That's a creepy photo.

Looks like a Soviet work camp on a good day. Can't be in the US.

[This is one of more than 50 photos taken by Dorothea Lange at the Farm Security Administration's migratory labor camp at Merrill, Oregon. Which is of course in the United States. A few more below. - Dave]


Lovely picture. She's taking a little break after all her hard work.

So Nice

Such a lovely smile and pose....immediately like the lady.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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