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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Route 99: 1939

Route 99: 1939

May 1939. Between Tulare and Fresno on U.S. 99. Farmer from Independence, Kansas, on the road at cotton chopping time. He and his family have been in California for six months. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Texodus: 1936

Texodus: 1936

August 1936. Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. Said the father: "The finest people in this world live in Texas but I just can't seem to accomplish nothin' there. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on. I got two brothers still trying to make it back there." View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

On the Road: 1939

On the Road: 1939

On the road with her family one month from South Dakota. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, Calif. September 1939. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Wapato Ennui: 1939

Wapato Ennui: 1939

"Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One of Chris Adolph's younger children. Farm Security Administration Rehabilitation clients." August 1939. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

A Place to Call Home: 1939

A Place to Call Home: 1939

"Youngest little girl of motherless family." Toppenish in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. August 1939. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Dust Bowl Kids: 1936

Dust Bowl Kids: 1936

"Children of Oklahoma drought refugee in migratory camp in California." November 1936. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Tater Tot: 1939

Tater Tot: 1939

Family of migrant potato pickers in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. September 1939. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 
 
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