Eyes of the Great Depression 057


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Georgia sharecropper sorts tobacco.

Georgia sharecropper sorts tobacco.

Shot in July 1938 by influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, Dorothea Lange when she was working as a staff photographer for a federal agency, this photo is from near Douglas, Georgia.

From the caption card for the negative, “ ‘You don’t have to worriate so much and you’ve got time to raise somp’n to eat.’  The program to eliminate the risk and uncertainty of a one-crop system meets the approval of this sharecropper.”

Part of Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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