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January 1937. Family of a migratory fruit worker from Tennessee, camped in a field near a citrus packer at Winter Haven, Florida. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.
March 1941. Traffic on the main street of Fayetteville, North Carolina, at about 5 o'clock, when the workers start coming out of Fort Bragg. View from the "old marketplace." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano.
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