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Ex-Tenant Farmer on Relief Grant (Lange, Dorothea. Ex-Tenant Farmer on Relief Grant in the Imperial Valley, California. 1937. Museum of Modern Art, New York. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. The Collection. Web. 4 Oct. 2015.)

Ex-Tenant Farmer on Relief Grant (Lange, Dorothea. Ex-Tenant Farmer on Relief Grant in the Imperial Valley, California. Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. Typical story: fifteen years ago they owned farms in Oklahoma. Lost them through foreclosure when cotton prices fell after the war. Became tenants and sharecroppers. With the drought and dust they came West, 1934-1937. Never before left the county where they were born. Now although in California over a year they haven't been continuously resident in any single county long enough to become a legal resident.

Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. Typical story: fifteen years ago they owned farms in Oklahoma.

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.

Greenfield, Salinas Valley, California. An Arkansawyers auto camp filled almost completely with migrants from Arkansas. Rent ten dollars a month for one room, iron bed, electricity. Rough board walls with cracks. This community is subject of a study by BAE Regional Office, Berkeley, California. 1939 Apr. Library of Congress.

An Arkansawyers auto camp filled almost completely with migrants from Arkansas. Rent ten dollars a month for one room, iron bed, electricity. Rough board walls with cracks.

Great site for Great Depression photos!

The Story of the Great Depression in Photos

Dorothea Lange -- Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California.

October 29th marks the anniversary of the start of The Great Depression.

34 Eye Opening Photos Of The Great Depression

A mother and children rest as they and over 40 men, women and children camp out at City Hall in St., April a mother's love will pull the children through the worst in life.share your compassion ♥

A young Oklahoma mother and her two children, stranded in Imperial Valley, California. Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.

A young Oklahoma mother and her two children, stranded in Imperial Valley, California. Courtesy of the Franklin D.

February 1937. Calipatria, California. Native of Indiana in a migratory labor contractor's camp. "It's root hog or die for us folks." Large format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Native of Indiana in a migratory labor contractor's camp. "It's root hog or die for us folks." Photo: Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

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Historic Photo Archive Dorothea Lange May “Mother and child of Arkansas flood refugee family near Memphis, Texas. These people, with all their earthly belongings, are bound for the lower Rio Grande Valley, where they hope to pick cotton.

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