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Muck Rockers: 1939

Muck Rockers: 1939

February 1939. "Migrant laborers' camp near Canal Point, Florida. In foreground is a bean hamper which they use to sit on and they call a 'muck rocker.' Some of them are from Missouri and Arkansas." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.


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What they call a bean hamper...

looks like a tall bushel basket or a tall orchard bushel basket. I can see how they called it a 'muck rocker', pretty clever.

Migrant Packinghouse Laborer's Home

I was intrigued by the vehicle parked just behind these folks because it looked like a homemade camper. I did a little poking around among Ms. Wolcott's photos and found this closeup of the rig. The title of my comment is the same as hers for her photo. Gotta love the frying pan hanging in the windshield.

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