Eyes of the Great Depression 004

Eyes of the Great Depression 004

Eyes of the Great Depression 004

Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One of Chris Adolph’s younger children (Lois). Farm Security Administration Rehabilitation clients; photo by Dorothea Lange,  August 1939.  (audio interviews: Darrel Coble & Lois HouleLois Houle on “Relief”

Library of Congress image.

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9 comments… add one
  • Vered - MomGrind Nov 7, 2008

    She's just a child, but her eyes look OLD.

  • Rose Nov 7, 2008

    Such a sad photo.

  • Michelle Gartner Nov 8, 2008

    In the first picture the eyes look like a much older woman- it's amazing to open the fold and see that she is in fact a child. In a lot of literature and things I have read from the Depression era- that was actually a distinguishing trait of those who lived through the Depression. "old eyes" and on children no less.

  • teeni Nov 10, 2008

    That barbed wire seems symbolic of something holding her back too.

  • Friar Nov 11, 2008

    I just keep thinking of the "Grapes of Wrath".

  • Mike Goad Nov 18, 2008

    Thanks, everyone, for dropping by and commenting.

    Friar, my inspiration for this series was, in part, "The Grapes of Wrath," which I finished reading completely for the first time last month.

    More to come.

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