Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. Said the father: “The finest people in this world live in Texas but I just can’t seem to accomplish nothin’ there. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on. I got two brothers still trying to make it back there.” by Dorothea Lange
Scott's Run, West Virginia. Employed bachelor at home in Sessa Hill - This scene is typical of hundreds of bachelors who belong to a group of immigrants whose family was separated by immigration restrictions. This man may, or may not, have a wife in another country, March 1937 | Photographer: Louis Wickes Hines (pinned by haw-creek.com)
July 1936. "Drought refugees. North Dakota farm family moving to Idaho at port of entry near Miles City, Montana." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.
Potato Pickers from 1935 in California. It shows a family from Oklahoma working as Potato pickers in California. The Oklahoma Dustbowl forced the family to drive across the country in search of work. The picture shows them living in a roadside tent. I was especially drawn to the guitar on the bed and I 'm sure that music was a great source of strength and hope. Notice all of the potatoes under the bed.