Dust, Drought and Depression #8
June 10, 2013
Stripped bare by the drought and grasshoppers. Trees on the farm of Mrs. Emma Knoll. Grant County, North Dakota. July 1926; photo by Arthur Rothstein; Library of Congress image.
Young family, penniless, hitchhiking on U.S. Highway 99, California. The father, twenty-four, and the mother, seventeen, came from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, early in 1935. Their baby was born in the Imperial Valley, California, where they were working as field laborers. November 1936; photo by Dorothea Lange; Library of Congress image.
Windmill and tank on an abandoned farm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma. April 1936; photo by Arthur Rothstein; Library of Congress image.