Eyes of the Great Depression 057


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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