Sunday, May 27, 2012

80 short years ago

This is what a lot of our grandparents went through, trying to escape the Dust Bowl, the bank takeover of their lands and a future of poverty.
Thanks to my Aunt Polly, who's parents made the trip from Oklahoma in '34, just a couple years before she was born in a labor camp here in the Promised Land.
There was no credit to the photographer in the email but judging by the subject matter and style, I'm going to say that it's almost certainly Dorthea Lange.