Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tulare County Mother 1939

Dorothea Lange, Tulare County. Farm Security Administration camp (FSA) for migratory agricultural workers at Farmersville. Mother and child, come to California from Oklahoma. They have six children, aged two to nineteen years. The mother finished the eighth grade in school. They left their farming in Chicasha in the fall of 1936 to go to Arizona to pick cotton. They returned to Oklahoma to try again; failed and re-entered California February 27, 1938 to pick peas under a labor contractor. The father is chairman of camp council.

Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

May 1939.  LC-USF34-019660-D (b&w film nitrate neg.) LC-DIG-fsa-8b33682 (digital file from original neg.)

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