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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 #8065

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Date: August 1936
Location: California
Photographer: Dorothea Lange
Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b38482

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Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. “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 and there they’re sitting,” said the father.

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

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