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  • Valerie Pettit

    Homeless Mother with Youngest of 7 Children 1939

  • Donna Genzlinger

    Route 99: February 1939. "On U.S. 99 near Brawley, Imperial County, California. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there.'" by Dorothea Lange

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February 1939. "On U.S. 99 near Brawley, Imperial County, California. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there.'" by Dorothea Lange

A New Beginning: October 1939. "Ex-Nebraska farmer now developing farm out of the stumps. Bonner County, Idaho." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. "This is why NONE of you should wear your "cowboy" hats or anything else that takes your fancy from J Peterman's. Do you see how this man looks, how right that hat fits him in every way? On you it has the exact opposite effect. I'm begging you, put the hat down and just walk away."

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