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Pepper Challenge: 1939

Pepper Challenge: 1939

August 1939. "Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. Carrying peppers from garden. One of eight Schrock children, Farm Security Administration client family in tenant purchase program." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

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I can't decide

whether she has an armful of mis-shapen bells, or a bunch of poblanos. I could go either way.

Pincurls

This girl might be going out later in the day; her hair is curlers left to air dry and later she can comb it out. This photo and the "Tiny House" photo show that Dorothea Lange had good rapport with her subjects. Both photos are of young women in less than ideal photographic situations, but nonetheless cheerful and happy to have their picture taken.

I woke up like this.

That is one haphazard hairdo.

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