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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."

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Title
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."
Names
United States. Farm Security Administration (Sponsor)
Lange, Dorothea (Photographer)
Collection

Farm Security Administration Photographs

Lange, Dorothea

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939-02
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: 021058-E
Topics
California -- Calipatria
California -- Imperial County
Migrant agricultural laborers
Farmers
Depressions
Genres
Photographs
Portraits
Notes
Content: Title and date from Library of Congress.
Content: Caption continues: "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.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: Print Size: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
TMS ID: 24956
TMS Object Number: 021058-E
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aae8f5b0-9d79-0136-fa19-08bd8cf09c62
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "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 New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/056938b0-9d7e-0136-14cd-008fa07f6298

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "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."" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/056938b0-9d7e-0136-14cd-008fa07f6298

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). 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." Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/056938b0-9d7e-0136-14cd-008fa07f6298

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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."