Damage from Dust Storm in Oklahoma, 1936: In the 1930s, agricultural damage, coupled with drought and windstorms, resulted in the severe damage and destruction across the Plains states that became known as the Dust Bowl.
December 1935. "Resettled at Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Family of four from Taos Junction shows temporary dwelling." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.
February 1936. "Once a Missouri farmer, now a migratory farm laborer on the Pacific Coast, California." A possible prequel to The Grapes of Wrath. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.