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August 1939. Agricultural migrants. "Family who traveled by freight train. Toppenish, Washington. Yakima Valley."by Dorothea Lange
Oregon, August 1939. "Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on his arm." View full size | Buy fine-art print. (And now a bit of Shorpy scholarship/detective work. A public records search shows that 535-07-5248 belonged to one Thomas Cave, born July 1912, died in 1980 in Portland. Which would make him 27 years old when this picture was taken.)
Dorothea Lange dedicated herself to take pictures of one theme or person until she got the shot she wanted. She did not just take one picture and move on, she made it her mission to get the best picture she could. She made me think of the saying perfection before progression.