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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Mobile Home: 1936

Mobile Home: 1936

"To serve the crops of California, thousands of families live on wheels. Near Bakersfield, California." View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Simple But Hard Life

Everything you'll ever need sitting in the seat next to you.

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Desperation, Courage and faith to uproot your entire life and head into the great unknown in those days. Those are some of the many unsung heroes who built the west into what it is today.

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