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Pavement Ends: 1937

July 1939. Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange

Dust bowl migrants.

August 17, 1936. Blythe, California. "Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. There are seven in family. by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

June 1937. "Child of Texas migrant family who follow the cotton crop from Corpus Christi to the Panhandle." Photo by Dorothea Lange.

March 1937. "Four families, three of them related with 15 children, from the Dust Bowl in Texas in an overnight roadside camp near Calipatria, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Chernobyl Then and Now


This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.

Burning of San Francisco after the April 18, 1906 earthquake.

November 1939. Waco, Texas. "Proprietor of small store in market square." Pop bottles on the cooler: Woosies, Double Line and Double Cola. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration

Dirty Girls: 1922

1936 mother and children in rags during Great Depression. Makes you stop and think...

July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant mother of family from Arkansas in roadside camp of cherry pickers."

Nautical New York: 1900

December 1935. Resettled at Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Family of four from Taos Junction. - Dorothea Lange

Good Coffee: 1937

Family Trip: 1937

"Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945"

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: I Am the Egg Girl: 1940

February 1939. "Child of migrant sitting by kitchen cabinet in tent home near Edinburg, Texas."