Eyes of the Great Depression 130.

Migratory boy, aged eleven, and his grandmother work side by side picking hops -- eyes

Migratory boy, aged eleven, and his grandmother work side by side picking hops. Started work at five a.m. Photograph made at noon. Temperature 105 degrees. Oregon, Polk County, near Independence. photo by Dorothea Lange, August 1939.

Migratory boy, aged eleven, and his grandmother work side by side picking hops

Library of Congress image.

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  • Now looking back, eleven seems very young, but then I was taking responsibility for our family of eight from the age of nine/ten.
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    • Mike

      Eleven is young and should be a time for doing kid things. Unfortunately, even today, sometimes kids have to grow up all too early.

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