July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. "Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.
Migrant family from Arkansas playing hillbilly songs at a Farm Security Administration emergency migratory camp in Calipatria, California. This 1939 photo was taken by Dorothea Lange who was traveling the country under the commission of the Farm Security Administration. Her photographs helped humanize the struggle of American families during the Great Depression.