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In the Beans: 1939

In the Beans: 1939

August 1939. "Marion County, Oregon, near West Stayton. Father and children came from Albany, Oregon, for a season's work in the beans." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

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Actually, flour sack cloth

Probably Gold Medal.

Number 2 son

Proudly sporting his black eye earned while fighting in the Milagro war.

Those shirts

I'm wondering if the two boys' shirts are made from good old feed sack fabric.

Bean there

I feel for this family. I spent two summers, age 13 and 14, working on a local truck farm picking all types of vegetables. Beans were the worst, since it seemed to take forever to fill a bushel basket.

Who's who?

Which one's Huck and which one's Tom?

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