Interior of Migrant Family Home

During America’s Great Depression, migrant farm workers who moved from place to place, following the harvests of various crops, lived in shelters which were frequently cluttered and/or unsanitary.

When Russell Lee (1903-1986) took this picture, in September of 1937, he 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:

Interior of Mexican sugar beet worker’s home. East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

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

Original Release: Aug 07, 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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