The photograph was shot in June 1935 by influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, Dorothea Lange when she was working as a staff photographer for a federal agency.
From the negative caption card, “Family of six; no shelter, no food, no money and almost no gasoline. The child has bone tuberculosis.”
Part of Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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