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Wapato Ennui: 1939

Wapato Ennui: 1939

"Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One of Chris Adolph's younger children. Farm Security Administration Rehabilitation clients." August 1939. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

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Look at her

This child is gorgeous, look at her. There was no hair care, or skin care, or air conditioning....or much anything elsee.

Wapato girl

This photo appeared on the cover of the first edition of Dorothy Allison's "Bastard Out of Carolina."

Yakima Valley

I'm going to ask my father about that settlement. He and my grandparents moved from Wisconsin to Yakima in '31.

I agree. This moving photo

I agree. This moving photo is so sad. The girl in the picture looks so resigned to her fate.Likes she's already given in.

Wow

This is by far the most moving, beautiful photo I've seen in a long time. Thank you for posting it.

[And thank you for commenting it. Please spread the word! You might also like this one. - Dave]

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