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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Tenant Farmer: 1939

Tenant Farmer: 1939

July 1939. Tenant farmer in Chatham County, North Carolina. View full size. Farm Security Administration photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Sick Baby: 1939

Sick Baby: 1939

April 1939. Farm Security Administration migrant camp at Westley, California. Migrant mother with sick baby and agricultural workers medical association card. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Rex Theatre: 1937

Rex Theatre: 1937

Leland, Mississippi. June 1937. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

House Call: 1939

House Call: 1939

October 1939. Farm Security Administration camp unit at Merrill, Oregon. The camp nurse introduces doctor to mother of sick baby. View full size.

 

Peach Picker: 1936

Peach Picker: 1936

July 1936. Peach picker in Musella, Georgia. Earns 75 cents a day. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Shacktown Kids: 1939

Shacktown Kids: 1939

August 1939. Yakima Valley, Washington. Shacktown community, mostly families from Kansas and Missouri. This family has five children, oldest in third grade. Rent $7 per month, no plumbing. Husband earns Work Projects Administration wages, $44 per month. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Wheeler's Church: 1939

Wheeler's Church: 1939

July 1939. Women of the congregation of Wheeler's Church on steps with brooms and buckets on annual clean up day. Gordonton, North Carolina. View full size.

 
 
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