9 "Migrant pea pickers camp in the rain. California. " Feb. 1936 "Migrant pea pickers camp in the rain. California." Feb Photo by Dorothea Lange.
10 “Privy in cotton camp for migratory workers. California. ” Nov. 1936 “Privy in cotton camp for migratory workers. California.” Nov Photo by Dorothea Lange.
11 “Squatter camp. California.” Nov. 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
12 Salinas Valley, California, 1939. Large scale, commercial agriculture 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
13 Filipinos Cutting Lettuce. Salinas, California.” June Photo by Dorothea Lange.
14 “Imperial Valley, California. Old Mexican laborer saying‘I have worked all my life and all I have nowis my broken body.’” June 1935.Photo by Dorothea Lange.
15 Picker carrying peas to the weighmaster. Near Santa Clara, California, April 1937.
17 “Waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at Calipatria, ImperialValley, California. Typical story:fifteen years ago they owned farmsin Oklahoma. Lost them throughforeclosure when cotton prices fell afterthe war. Became tenants andsharecroppers. With the droughtand dust they came West, 1934–1937.Never before left the county wherethey were born. Now although inCalifornia over a year they haven’t beencontinuously resident in any singlecounty long enough to become a legalresident. Reason: migratory agriculturallaborers.” March 1937.Photo by Dorothea Lange.
34 Negro on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi Negro on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi. "We know our white folks (planters)and just what to say to please them“Dorothea Lange, 1937
35 Child of impoverishedNegro tenant family working onfarm. Alabama.” July 1936.Photo by Dorothea Lange.
36 Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Ben Shahn Weighing in cotton, Tulare County, CaliforniaRussell LeeWeighing cotton,Lake Dick Project, ArkansasBen Shahn
37 “Evicted Arkansas sharecropper “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.