On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by"

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On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by"
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: 018860-E
Topics
California -- Fresno
California -- Fresno County
Internal migrants
Rural poor
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Acquisition: Transferred from the Picture Collection, 1991
Content: Title and date from typed caption on verso. LC record lacks caption.
Content: Caption continues: ...Rent for house without water or sanitation -six dollars per month. Plan next to pick fruit. "They say if you come to California, you always come back, but I'm willing to leave it."
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: 24170
TMS Object Number: 018860-E
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46cabd20-940b-0136-791f-05a33ba877e5
Rights Statement
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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67c5ad50-940d-0136-3121-0cdbe3e2d727

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67c5ad50-940d-0136-3121-0cdbe3e2d727

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by" Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67c5ad50-940d-0136-3121-0cdbe3e2d727

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On the plains west of Fresno, California. Family of seven from Oregon dairy ranch which they lost. "We tried to get too big, I guess. Milk cans are all that's left of the dairy. Now pick bolls to make fifty cents to one dollar a day. We can't work every day or maybe we could get by"