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Depression-Era Shacks

Depression-Era Shacks Tragedies and Triumphs American History Visual Arts

Out-of-work people frequently traveled West, during the Great Depression, seeking a better life in places like California.  This woman (from Arkansas) had been living in this shack (near Bakersfield, California) for three years at the time Dorothea Lange took this photo, circa 1935.


Media Credits

Photo from the Farm Security Administration, by Dorothea Lange, now maintained at the FDR Library.  Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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