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Seven Loaves: 1939 Yakima Valley, Washington kitchen. (photo by Dorothea Lange)

August 1939. Agricultural migrants. "Family who traveled by freight train. Toppenish, Washington. Yakima Valley."by Dorothea Lange

August 1939. Migratory boy in squatter camp. Has come to Yakima Valley, Washington, for the third year to pick hops. Mother: "You'd be surprised what that boy can pick." "Dorthea Lange captured the despair and grinding hopelessness found among many who endured the Depression. But at the same time, amazingly, she also manages to capture the set of the subject's jaw or the look in their eye that says "just you wait, we're a great nation, we'll be back" attitude they seemed to possess."

August 1939. "Sick migrant child. Washington, Yakima Valley, Toppenish." The daughter of migrant laborers harvesting hops in Washington State. by Dorothea Lange

August 1939. Migratory children living in "Ramblers Park." They have lived on the road for three years. Nine children in the family. Yakima Valley, Washington. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

War has been declared not only on foriegn land but on people as well. Farmer's wife, California, ca. 1938, Dorothea Lange

Child and Her Mother, wapato, yakima valley, washington, 1939 dorothea lange

Vintage Photos: Dorothea Lange - Migrants

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.

"Destitute pea pickers living in tent in migrant camp. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two." Nipomo, California. February 1936. This is the famous photo, "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange. See other photos elsewhere.