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Migratory children living in "Rambler's Park." They have lived on the road for three years. Yakima Valley, Washington, 1939

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

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.

Sand piled up by the wind in front of a farmhouse, Oklahoma 1936 by Arthur Rothstein

Potato Pickers from 1935 in California. It shows a family from Oklahoma working as Potato pickers in California. The Oklahoma Dustbowl forced the family to drive across the country in search of work. The picture shows them living in a roadside tent. I was especially drawn to the guitar on the bed and I 'm sure that music was a great source of strength and hope. Notice all of the potatoes under the bed.

Potato Pickers from 1935 in California. It shows a family from Oklahoma working as Potato pickers in California. The Oklahoma Dust bowl forced the family to drive across the country in search of work. The picture shows them living in a roadside tent.