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Texodus: 1936

Texodus: 1936

August 1936. Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. Said the father: "The finest people in this world live in Texas but I just can't seem to accomplish nothin' there. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on. I got two brothers still trying to make it back there." View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

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was my real window into what people had during the depression. what i have mostly seen were those "grand" lives that appeared in the astaire and rogers flics and those in the "thin man" movies.

thanks so much for these great pics of everyday life during the great depression.

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