Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

February 1939. "White migrant and wife repairing clutch in their car near Harlingen, Texas."

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

Just arrived from Kansas. On highway going to potato harvest. Near Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon. By Dorothea Lange.

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people.

February 1939. "Migrant laborer's family near Canal Point packinghouse, Florida." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

March 1937. "Four families, three of them related with 15 children, from the Dust Bowl in Texas in an overnight roadside camp near Calipatria, California."

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.