Eyes of the Great Depression 058

Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California.Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California.

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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