Presentation on theme: ""Migrant pea pickers camp in the rain. California." Feb. 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange."— Presentation transcript:
"Migrant pea pickers camp in the rain. California." Feb Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Privy in cotton camp for migratory workers. California. Nov Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Squatter camp. California. Nov Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Salinas Valley, California, Large scale, commercial agriculture. This single California county (Monterey) shipped 20,096 carlots of lettuce in 1934, or forty-five percent of all carlot shipments in the United States. In the same year 73.8 percent of all United States carlot shipments were made from Monterey County, Imperial Valley, California (7,797 carlots) and Maricopa County, Arizona (4,697). Production of lettuce is largely in the hands of a comparatively small number of grower-shippers, many of whom operate in two or all three of these Counties. Labor is principally Mexican and Filipino in the fields, and white American in the packing sheds. Many workers follow the harvests from one valley to the other, since plantings are staggered to maintain a fairly even flow of lettuce to the Eastern market throughout the year
Filipinos Cutting Lettuce. Salinas, California. June Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Imperial Valley, California. Old Mexican laborer saying I have worked all my life and all I have now is my broken body. June Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Picker carrying peas to the weighmaster. Near Santa Clara, California, April 1937.
Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. Typical story: fifteen years ago they owned farms in Oklahoma. Lost them through foreclosure when cotton prices fell after the war. Became tenants and sharecroppers. With the drought and dust they came West, 1934–1937. Never before left the county where they were born. Now although in California over a year they havent been continuously resident in any single county long enough to become a legal resident. Reason: migratory agricultural laborers. March Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Filippo Lippi, Madonna and Child (1445) Jacob Riis Lewis Hine
Florence Thompson and her daughters, 1979
Plantation owner. Mississippi Delta, near Clarksdale, Mississippi. June Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Negro on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi. "We know our white folks (planters) and just what to say to please them Dorothea Lange, 1937
Child of impoverished Negro tenant family working on farm. Alabama. July Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Weighing cotton, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Ben Shahn Weighing in cotton, Tulare County, California Russell Lee
Evicted Arkansas sharecropper. One of the more active of the union members (Southern Tenant Farmers Union). Now building his new home at Hill House, Mississippi. July Photo by Dorothea Lange.