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Hearts Up: 1921

Hearts Up: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Washington Film Exchange. Moore's Garden." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Warp Time: 1908

Warp Time: 1908

December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. "Boy at warping machine. Been there two years. Clyde Cotton Mill." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

No Money at All: 1936

No Money at All: 1936

August 1936. "Part of an impoverished family of nine on a New Mexico highway. Depression refugees from Iowa. Left Iowa in 1932 because of father's ill health. Father an auto mechanic laborer, painter by trade, tubercular. Family has been on relief in Arizona but refused entry on relief rolls in Iowa to which state they wish to return. Nine children including a sick four-month-old baby. No money at all. About to sell their belongings and trailer for money to buy food. 'We don't want to go where we'll be a nuisance to anybody.'" Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Migrant Mother II: 1936

Migrant Mother II: 1936

August 17, 1936. Blythe, California. "Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. There are seven in family. The official at the border inspection service said that on this day, 23 carloads and truckloads of migrant families out of the drought counties of Oklahoma and Arkansas had passed through from Arizona entering California." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Capitol Gas: 1922

Capitol Gas: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Capitol gas station, First Street and Maryland Ave. S.W." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size | Another view here.

 

Americus: 1937

Americus: 1937

July 1937. "Thirteen-year old sharecropper boy near Americus, Georgia." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Aldridge Plantation: 1937

Aldridge Plantation: 1937

June 1937. "Wife and child of tractor driver. Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 
 
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