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In one of the largest pea camps in California.
February, 1936.
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The photograph that has become known as "Migrant
Mother" is one of a series of photographs that
Dorothea Lange made in February or March of 1936
in Nipomo, California. Lange was concluding a
month's trip photographing migratory farm labor
around the state for what was then the
Resettlement Administration.
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Porch of a sharecropper's cabin.Hale County,
Alabama, Summer 1936. The marginal and
oppressive economy of sharecropping largely
collapsed during the great Depression.
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People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove,
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. August 1936.
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Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at
Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California.
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Leland, Mississippi, in the Delta area, June
1937.
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Part of the daily lineup outside the State
Employment Service Office. Memphis, Tennessee.
June 1938.
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Young boys waiting in kitchen of city mission for
soup which is given out nightly. Dubuque, Iowa.
April 1940. For millions, soup kitchens offered
the only food they would eat.
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Durham, North Carolina, May 1940.
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Upstairs bedroom of family on relief, Chicago,
Illinois. April 1941
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Children at Hill House, Mississippi.
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Sharecropper house on dirt. Dirt log cabin on
right is much older than attached frame cabin on
left. Both have halfstones. Note dog run and
flowering plants in tin can and tubs. This is
typical of Negro dwellings. Log build visible.
Through the back door is the corncrib. Near
Olive Hill, North Carolina.
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An African-American maid.
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Mississippi Delta children.
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Plantation cotton cabin.Mississippi Delta, near
Vicksburg.
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Tenant family near Greensboro, Alabama.
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Houses in Eutaw, Alabama.
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Church near Paradis, Louisiana
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Main street.Greensboro, Alabama.
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Part of RR (Rural Rehabilitation) family
children have hookworm, mother has pellagra and
milk leg, according to nurse's report. Father
works on WPA (Work Projects Administration).
Coffee County, Alabama.
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This woman, wife of an ex-farmer now living on
relief, had pellagra in an advanced stage. She
has had some treatment and shown great
improvement but there were still evidences of
mental disturbance. She was the mother of twelve
children. The child in her arms has malaria as
have probably the entire family. Jefferson, Texas.
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