Drifting soil covering chicken house and grove, South Dakota, 1935.
Rosebud Photo Co., Gregory, S.D.;
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Migrant laborer’s children. Mother was thirty-two years old, had had eleven children, two sets of twins, six are now living. She and her husband lost jobs in packinghouse because they cut down in help or closed after the “freeze-out.” The older boy said “This little ‘uns fell off so since we come here. It was so fat before. It’s had colitis so bad. My daddy didn’t know we was comin’ to the wrong place this time. We’ve been lots of places. I don’t like it here so well but I reckon we’ll have to stay a smart while. My daddy had to turn back the car. He’d paid a lot off on it but he didn’t git enough work here. Now we can’t go nowheres else.” Belle Glade, Florida.