Dorothea Lange, Mother in California to be returned with family to Oklahoma by Relief Administration, March 1937

Eyes of the Great Depression 008 - A mother in California who with her husband and her two children will be returned to Oklahoma by the Relief Administration.

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Photographer Dorothea Lange, June 1938 - Nettie Featherston, laborer's wife with three children near Childress, Texas. "I just prayed and prayed and prayed all the time that God would take care of us and not let my children starve.

dorothea_lange  Looks like Ruthie and Winfield Joad from the Grapes of Wrath!

Dorothea Lange

A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, especially one who is penniless. The term originated in the Western—probably Northwestern—United States during the last decade of the 19th century.[1] Unlike 'tramps', who work only when they are forced to, and 'bums', who do not work at all, 'hobos' are workers who wander.

December Napa Valley, CA. Walking from the mines to the lumber camps to the farms, these men formed the backbone of the Industrial Workers of the World in California before the war. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

This is a colorized version of Dorthea Lange's 1937 photograph of an 18 year old mother from Oklahoma in a California migrant workers camp. The colorization seems to magnify the harshness of her life, i.e. her hand and the vacant sadness of her eyes.  You can't help but wonder if her life improved with the lifting of the depression. What happened with her children and grandchildren?

Photo of a daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California, November Daughter of Migrant Coal Miner. This image is available as a print.

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Mrs. Arnold and kids – 1939. Post Cards. “The Arnold children and mother on their newly fenced and newly cleared land. Note strawberry plants. Western Washington, Thurston County, Michigan Hill.” – Dorothea Lange, photographer, October 1939. (https://twitter.com/HawCreekShop/status/525297035977965568) (http://haw-creek.com/shop/sold-3/)

Mrs. Arnold and kids – 1939. Postcard

Dorothea Lange photograph of the Arnold children and mother on their newly fenced and newly cleared land with strawberry plant, Western Washington, Thurston County, Michigan Hill, August Farming Family.

Debbie Harry in New York City. Photo by Bob Gruen.

Blondie singer Debbie Harry in New York City, New York, United States, photograph by Bob Gruen.

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The Story of the Great Depression in Photos

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

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Fix-a-Flat: 1937 March 1937. "Migratory agricultural worker family making tire repairs along California highway U.S. 99." Photo by Dorothea Lange

"Migratory agricultural worker family making tire repairs along California highway U. March 1937 // Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration

Faces.

Dorothea Lange: Ex-tenant farmer on relief grant in the Imperial Valley, California, 1937

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