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Caption (Original Description)

Imperial Valley, California. Old Mexican laborer saying "I have worked all my life and all I have now is my broken body"

Photographer

Dorothea Lange

Created

June 1935

Classification (Original Tagging System)

Lot Number (Shooting Assignment)

343

Call Number (Library of Congress)

LC-USF34-001618

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