Homeless on the Road


Family walking on highway, five children.

Started from Idabel, Oklahoma. Bound for Krebs, Oklahoma. Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. In 1936 the father farmed on thirds and fourths at Eagleton, McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Was taken sick with pneumonia and lost farm. Unable to get work on Work Projects Administration and refused county relief in county of fifteen years residence because of temporary residence in another county after his illness

1938 June.

Lange, Dorothea, photographer.

Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection

Original Digital Image File: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b38702

american history, great depression, history, oklahoma, on the road, photography

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  • teeni Feb 20, 2008

    What a sad story! And I wonder what that little girl in the carriage is looking at – a funny looking shadowy rectangular thing on the ground in the photo?

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