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Shovel-Ready: 1937

Shovel-Ready: 1937

February 1937. Calipatria, California. Native of Indiana in a migratory labor contractor's camp. "It's root hog or die for us folks." Large format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.


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That has got to be... of the most haunting photos I've ever seen in my life.

Dorothea Lange

She was a real American genius for capturing unpretentious human expression.

She looks like one tough lady.

Hope things got better for her as time went on. Agree, these people were tough. But a lot of people these days have it pretty tough, and they're making it.

When Poor Was Really Poor

An unfortunate time that many today would find totally untenable, yet these folks somehow made it. Thankfully, most of their children thrived in the 50s and 60s. Like the old John Wayne movie, these people had "True Grit".

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