Eyes of the Great Depression 026

eyes of the great depression 026
Girls of Lincoln Bench School study their reading lesson.
Near Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon

eyes of the great depression 026-1
1939 Oct.

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


american history, economy, eyes of the great depression, great depression, history, people, vintage images

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  • teeni Apr 20, 2009

    She looks confused. Sort of how I do when I'm learning something new too. 😉

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  • LisaNewton Apr 20, 2009

    I still see the determination of a girl learning to read, even though the times weren't the best. And the faces of the other girls could be found in any school yard today.

    Children often can still be just children, even in the face of hardship.

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  • Mike May 1, 2009

    teeni and Lisa – I think these kids are just being kids. Their life is probably normal for what they know. While she may be confused, she may be thinking hard — or daydreaming.

  • Richard Gardner Jan 6, 2010

    Another very fine example of the exceptional work Dorothea Lange did during the great depression.

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