Dust bowl life. Interesting fact: when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun. And the little girls really appreciated that. It's the little things....
Great Depression Image 10
We might have forgotten, if a handful of amazing photographers had not captured the Great Depression seizing America from 1929 to 1939. They included Carl Mydans, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, John Collier, Jr., Gordon Parks and many others.
Dorothea Lange | Mississippi Delta Children
Mississippi Delta Children | Library of Congress title: Mississippi Delta Negro Children July, 1936 Labels: Great Depression, Black History, Children, Boys, Girls
Dorothea Lange: Inspiration in Depression
Sometimes, all it takes is one photograph to cement the reputation of a photographer. Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange has that k...
The 20th Century
Spanning two world wars, a great depression, and even a moon landing, there was no shortage of conflict and excitement in the 20th century. Find resources, biographies, and timelines to help you understand this era.
Dorothea Lange Photo Gallery: Migrant Farm Families
Forty-two pre-World War II photographs Dorothea Lange created for the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) investigating living conditions of farm workers and their families.