Imperial Valley California - Ditch Bank Housing

Among the types of homes which Dorothea Lange photographed, during the 1930s, were ditch-bank houses. Mexican migratory farm workers lived in places like this in California’s Imperial Valley.

When Dorothea Lange took this picture, in March of 1937, she was working for the federal government’s Resettlement Administration (later known as the Farm Security Administration). The Library of Congress, which maintains the original negative, provides this image description:

Ditch bank housing for Mexican field workers. Imperial Valley, California

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5155stories and lessons created

Original Release: Aug 05, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016

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Image, described above, online via the Library of Congress. Public Domain.


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