Eyes of the Great Depression 016

Eyes of the Great Depression 016

The Arnold children and mother

Eyes of the Great Depression 016

The Arnold children and mother on their newly fenced and newly cleared land. Note strawberry plants. Western Washington, Thurston County, Michigan Hill.

photographer: Dorothea Lange

1939 Aug.

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

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


Eyes of the Great Depression 013 – March 13, 2009, exit78.com

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  • Barbara Ling, Virtua Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks for sharing! My daughter recently wrote a poem about the Great Depression – I'll have to show her this too.


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  • Jannie Funster Mar 13, 2009

    I can't help be notice what a good-looking bunch they were. Like movie stars, this family.

    Those in the country did manage to fare a lot better than city folk, understandably with gardening and farming.

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  • Mike Mar 15, 2009

    Barbara – That's cool! (the poem) I'm just glad that some other folks are interesting in what I'm putting together.

    Jannie – They were pretty healthy looking. Unfortunately, a lot of the people who lived in the country didn't fare well at all. The area of Kansas where my great grandfather was born was a vibrant family farming area in the early part of the 20th century. By the end of the 30s almost everyone had gone bust and had left. The same was true in wide swaths of the middle section of the country.

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