From Texas farmer to migratory worker in California–The Bitter Years #15

Lange, Dorothea, photographer. Industrialized agriculture. From Texas farmer to migratory worker in California. Kern County. Nov, 1938.

The Bitter Years, Wall 3 (Disaster)
Industrialized agriculture. From Texas farmer to migratory worker in California,
Kern County.
Nov, 1938.
Dorothea Lange 18607-C


The Bitter Years, in 1962, was Edward Steichen’s last exhibition as Director of the Department of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The images in the exhibition were personally selected by Steichen from 270,000 photos taken for the Farm Security Administration by a team of photographers employed between 1935 and 1941 to document (primarily) rural America during the Great Depression.

Image information:

  • Lange, Dorothea, photographer. Industrialized agriculture. From Texas farmer to migratory worker in California. Kern County. Nov, 1938. Image retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa2000002138/PP/. (Accessed October 14, 2016.)
  • Call Number: LC-USF34- 018607-C [P&P]
  • Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection

Note – This image has been digitally adjusted for one or more of the following:
– fade correction,
– color, contrast, and/or saturation enhancement
– selected spot and/or scratch removal
– cropped for composition and/or to accentuate subject matter
– straighten image

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