Young Migratory Mother in Edison, Kern County, California, Originally from Texas

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    Original Caption: Edison, Kern County, California. Young migratory mother, originally from Texas on the day before the photograph was made she and her husband traveled 35 miles each way to pick peas. They worked 5 hours each and together earned $2.25. They have two young children... Live in auto camp.

    U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: NWDNS-83-G-41536

    From: Series: Photographic Prints Documenting Programs and Activities of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Predecessor Agencies, compiled ca. 1922 - ca. 1947, documenting the period ca. 1911 (Record Group 83)

    Created by: Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Division of Economic Information. (ca. 1922 - ca. 1953)

    Production Date: 04/11/1940

    Photographer: Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965

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    Repository: Still Pictures Unit at the National Archives at College Park (College Park, MD)

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    Farrisx, jwboyd, Wolfgang Jünemann, and 38 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jwboyd 62 months ago | reply

      Amazing. What a wonderful new resource on flickr.

    2. The U.S. National Archives 62 months ago | reply

      We're glad you like it! Dorothea Lange's work is certainly striking, so we're glad to be able to share!
      Kristen (U.S. National Archives)

    3. jwboyd 62 months ago | reply

      Can you make a collection of her works in the archive? I'm having trouble getting at it with the search function.

    4. The U.S. National Archives 62 months ago | reply

      We are looking into this. Jerry (U.S. National Archives)

    5. jeremica 62 months ago | reply

      Very good photography of Dorothea Lange.
      I'm working on the pictorial interpretation some photography of this artist.
      I'm like her view of the reality.

    6. Expressions by Christine 55 months ago | reply

      A wonderful photograph....thank you for sharing it. :o)

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