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Rocky Road: 1937

Rocky Road: 1937

February 1937. "Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. 'Broke, baby sick, car trouble.' U.S. 99 near Tracy, California." Last seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

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Pebble collection

Not that D. Lange's photos need any help feeling "real", but the kid behind the trailer selecting the best rocks from the roadside makes this photo so real to me that I can put myself there with them. It's exactly what my kids would be doing, and in fact I could probably find a photo on my computer that has them in the background doing the same.

Is that a lip full of snuff?

I hope she and the kids made it through, she's got an interesting look to her.

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