|Dorothea Lange, 1939 (30%)|
Farmer from Nebraska in emergency camp for migratory workers during pea harvesting says "I put mine in what I thought was the best investment -- the good old earth--but we lost on that, too. The finance company caught up with us, the mortgage company caught up with us. Managed to lose twelve thousand dollars in three years. My boys have no more future than I have so far as I can see ahead." He had been on the road a little less than a year. Calipatria, Imperial County, California
|Dorothea Lange, 1935 (29%)|
Imperial Valley, California. Old Mexican laborer saying "I have worked all my life and all I have now is my broken body"
|Russell Lee, 1939 (27%)|
WPA (Works Progress/Work Projects Administration) worker and his wife sitting in front of their shack home on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. This man said that last year he thought maybe he would be a little better off when he got the WPA work and had a small amount of cash coming in but that he was worse off now. "Last year I had a cow and some chickens and I had to sell my cow and eat my chickens. I get worse off every year"
|Marion Post Wolcott, 1939 (24%)|
Wandering preacher, often seen in the South. "Before I knew our Lord I used to be a terrible sinner. I'd get so drunk I couldn't stand up." Belle Glade, Florida
|John Vachon, 1940 (23%)|
Tractors on large corn farm. Jasper County, Iowa