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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Disaster and Government Response: The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the New Deal #8017

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Date: March 1936
Location: Nipomo, California
Photographer: Dorothea Lange
Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-USF34-T01-009093-C

Caption

Migrant agricultural worker’s family. Seven hungry children. Mother aged 32, the father is a native Californian. Destitute in a pea pickers camp, because of the failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tent in order to buy food. Most of the 2,500 people in this camp were destitute.

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Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. © 2015
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  • ISBN: 1-57680-905-6

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