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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE ARTIST'S GARDEN BY CLAUDE MONET

Mud Bowl: 1938

Mud Bowl: 1938

June 1938. Caddo, Oklahoma. Migrants leave the small towns as well as the farms of the southwest. This region is a source of many emigrants to the Pacific Coast. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Mud Bowl

I'm Bonnie, an' this here's Clyde, an' we steal gas.

Caddo

Doesn't look much different now!

Bright 8

Good old days

Reminds me of the days and times of Bonnie and Clyde.

 
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