September 9, 2013
Dust, Drought and Depression #20.
“Oregon. Josephine County, near Grants Pass. Deputy sheriff, stationed at paymaster’s window on large Williamette hop ranch. Owner employs between 500 and 600 hop pickers for three weeks each year. He says, ‘We have (meaning deputy) to kinda keep them scared as much as anything.’” – Dorothea Lange, photographer, August 1939. (Library of Congress image.)
“Family of FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower. Cut-over area of Itasca County, Minnesota.” – John Vachon, August 1941. (Library of Congress image.)
“Miner’s home, company-owned. Blue Blaze Coal Company. Consumers, near Price, Utah.” – Dorothea Lange, photographer, March 1936. (Library of Congress image.)