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This is a picture of a family stranded between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The family had left their home in South Texas, and had hoped to reach Arkansas for work in the cotton fields. The family is flat broke, and broken down. The father is trying to repair a tire. The father said, "It's tough but life's tough anyway you take it". Photo was created in 1936 by Dorothea Lange.

Photo by Dorothea Lange. A Texas family is headed for the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Somewhere between Dallas and Austin, penniless, with no food and just three gallons of gas, father tries to fix a flat tire.

RAISINS DE LA COLÈRE

Framed vintage photograph of August Family between Dallas and Austin. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

“On Arizona Highway 87, south of  Chandler. Maricopa County, Arizona. Children in a democracy. A  migratory family living in a trailer in an open field. No sanitation, no  water. They came from Amarillo, Texas. Pulled bolls near Amarillo,  picked cotton near Roswell, New Mexico, and in Arizona. Plan to return  to Amarillo at close of cotton picking season for work on WPA.  11/1940” Dorothea Lange

“On Arizona Highway south of Chandler. A migratory family living in a trailer in an open field. No sanitation, no water.

February 1937. "Tracy (vicinity), California. U.S. Highway 99. Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. Broke, baby sick, car trouble." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration

Highway Missouri family of five, broke, baby sick, car trouble." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

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, 1936 - Dorothea Lange

While mothers work in the fields, the preschool children of migrant families are cared for in the nursery school under trained teachers, Kern migrant camp, California, 1936 - Dorothea Lange

Family of migrant agricultural workers: Belle Glade, Florida. The majority of the workers who moved to Florida during the Great Depression came from Georgia, South and North Carolina and Arkansas

Juke joints, tins shacks and a home-cooked meal: Poignant pictures show how the poorest of families survived the Great Depression

Lesson 13 Family of migrant agricultural workers: Belle Glade, Florida. The majority of the workers who moved to Florida during the Great Depression came from Georgia, South and North Carolina and Arkansas

Family of migrant potato pickers in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. September 1939 Dorothea Lange.  Interesting to come across this picture since my family's homestead was also in the 30's in this area.

Family of migrant potato pickers in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. September 1939 Dorothea Lange Pinner says (and I agree! I love the smile on her face in spite of her circumstances.she is beautiful.

February 1939. "On U.S. 99 near Brawley, Imperial County, California. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there.'" by Dorothea Lange

"Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there." By Dorothea Lange.

Quannah Parker, Comanche Chief

The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker, Captured by the Comanche indians; married a Comanche Chief, bore a son Quanah Parker who became chief of the Comanche nation

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