Eyes of the Great Depression 013

Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner.
Living in the American River Camp near Sacramento, California

Eyes of the Great Depression 013 full image

1936 Nov.

Photographer: Dorothea Lange

Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA


Eyes of the Great Depression 013 – March 7, 2009, exit78.com

american history, economy, eyes of the great depression, great depression, history, photography, vintage photos

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  • Sara Mar 7, 2009

    Mike — Dorothea Lange is one of my favorite photographers. She really captures people struggling during the Depression. To me, her photos are special because you look at them and really feel a sense of connection to the person in the picture, regardless of the time the photo was taken. Thanks for sharing these :~)

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  • Mike Mar 7, 2009

    Sara – Most of the images that I have selected for possible use were taken by Dorthea Lange. In looking at the public domain images available at the library of congress from the Depression, hers are the only one that has a significant percentage of good images of people that are available in high resolution. It's probably, in part, due to her knack for photographing people. I'll be posting more

  • teeni Mar 7, 2009

    Wow. What a pretty girl she is. I can't imagine the things she had to worry about. I still feel very spoiled and fortunate these days when I see these pictures. Let's hope our recession only remains a "recession."

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  • bikehikebabe Mar 8, 2009

    When I look at that picture I think: In 1936 she was probably around 30. Now she'd be dead. I'm not going to worry about any depression, recession. Life is too short. However I have food & a roof over my head.

  • Michelle Gartner Mar 8, 2009

    That is a good one- I don't think that she is 30 though. Hard times and stress age people. Some of the children from the Depression era look like old people- in mannerisms and the face. They had to take responsibility on that were beyond there years.

    Mike – where is the subscribe button- I think I am still subscribed to the old blog- because I haven't gotten an update on my Google homepage since the picture of flowers blooming???

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  • Mike Mar 9, 2009

    teeni – We ARE very fortunate – most of us anyhow. There are many who are going through their own very trying times now.

    bikehikebabe – 1936 was 73 years ago, so someone 30 years old would be 103 today. Possible, but not likely that this lady still would be. I'm concerned, but not worried; we do have income for food and bills and our house and land is paid off.

    Michelle – I would have guessed early to mid-twenties myself, but I'm no judge on age.

    I didn't have a subscribe button. The RSS feed link was way at the bottom of the page. I now have a button in a prominent location. Thanks for asking me.

  • bikehikebabe Mar 9, 2009

    I didn't think she was 30 either. I made her 30 so she'd be dead & I could make my point. Life seems short so don't spend it worrying.

  • Mike Mar 11, 2009

    bikehikebabe – I agree. You do what you can about the things that are important and don't worry about the things that aren't important and the things that you can't do anything about.

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