While the mothers are working in the fields, the preschool children of migrant families are cared for in the nursery school under trained teachers, Kern migrant camp, California
1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.
Great Depression Image 16
We might have forgotten, if a handful of amazing photographers had not captured the Great Depression seizing America from 1929 to 1939. They included Carl Mydans, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, John Collier, Jr., Gordon Parks and many others.
Female worker/s from the Tredegar ironworks in ragged clothing with protective headwear and tools, by W Clayton of Tredegar, Wales, 1865.
Women were forbidden to go down the mines in Victorian times, but could be employed in equally heavy industry on the pit face. This is one image from over 50 in an album assembled in 1865. Carte de visite 2008-40-9-1-19-001
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