"That boy of mine": 1936.  Depression refugee family from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Arrived in California June 1936. Mother and three half-grown children; no father. Says the mother: Anybody wants to work can get by. But if a person loses their faith in the soil like so many of them back there in Oklahoma, then there aint no hope for them. Were making it all right here, all but for the schooling, cause that boy of mine, he wants to go to the University. by Dorothea Lange

"That boy of mine": 1936. Depression refugee family from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Arrived in California June 1936. Mother and three half-grown children; no father. Says the mother: Anybody wants to work can get by. But if a person loses their faith in the soil like so many of them back there in Oklahoma, then there aint no hope for them. Were making it all right here, all but for the schooling, cause that boy of mine, he wants to go to the University. by Dorothea Lange

Living FDR's dream: January 1939. "Herrin, Illinois. Family on relief living in shanty at city dump." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

Living FDR's dream: January 1939. "Herrin, Illinois. Family on relief living in shanty at city dump." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

May 1936. "Kitchen of Ozarks cabin purchased for Lake of the Ozarks project. Missouri." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration.

May 1936. "Kitchen of Ozarks cabin purchased for Lake of the Ozarks project. Missouri." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration.

August 17, 1936. Blythe, California. "Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. There are seven in family. by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

August 17, 1936. Blythe, California. "Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. There are seven in family. by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

July 1936. Hoe culture in the South. Poor white, North Carolina. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

July 1936. Hoe culture in the South. Poor white, North Carolina. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Dorothea Lange - 1935 - New Mexico - Resettled Farm Child From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Dorothea Lange - 1935 - New Mexico - Resettled Farm Child From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

December 1935. "Resettled at Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Family of four from Taos Junction shows temporary dwelling." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

December 1935. "Resettled at Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Family of four from Taos Junction shows temporary dwelling." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

January 1939. "sharecropper mother teaching children numbers and alphabet in home. Transylvania, Louisiana." Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

January 1939. "sharecropper mother teaching children numbers and alphabet in home. Transylvania, Louisiana." Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

November 1936. Drought refugee from Polk, Missouri. Awaiting the opening of orange picking season at Porterville, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

November 1936. Drought refugee from Polk, Missouri. Awaiting the opening of orange picking season at Porterville, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

End of the Road: June 1935. Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California. Family of six; no shelter, no food, no money and almost no gasoline. The child has bone tuberculosis. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

End of the Road: June 1935. Children of Oklahoma drought refugees on highway near Bakersfield, California. Family of six; no shelter, no food, no money and almost no gasoline. The child has bone tuberculosis. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

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