Dust Drought and Depression #12

Huts and unemployed, West Houston and Mercer St., Manhattan. October 25, 1935

Huts and unemployed, West Houston and Mercer St., Manhattan, October 25, 19351

Men sit in front of huts made of salvaged materials, some decorated with pictures, cat plays in front near baby carriage.

Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas; 05/06/352

“Darkness came when it hit us. Picture taken from water tower one hundred feet high.”

Lange, Dorothea, photographer. Over this bridge drought refugees are crossing the Colorado River into California. U.S. 80 / Dorothea Lange, 1935.

Over this bridge drought refugees are crossing the Colorado River into California. 1935.3


  1. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. “Huts and unemployed, West Houston and Mercer St., Manhattan.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935. digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4fc1-a3d9-e040…; Collection: Changing New York; Date Created: October 25, 1935. (Accessed October 17, 2016.)
  2. National Archives, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs. Original Caption: Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas; 05/06/35; Dear Mr. Roosevelt, Darkness came when it hit us. Picture taken from water tower one hundred feet high. Yours Truly, Chas. P. Williams.” Photo: Massive Dark cloud approaching village in forefront. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/195691 (Accessed October 17, 2016.)
  3. Lange, Dorothea, photographer. Over this bridge drought refugees are crossing the Colorado River into California. U.S. 80 / Dorothea Lange, 1935. Image retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2007683523/. (Accessed October 17, 2016.)
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