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The present home of the Howard family. This family was photographed in April 1935. At that time they were on their way from Okla. to Calif. Camped in an open field. Mother pregnant with five starving children. Raw green onions were all that they had to eat. They were again photographed during the potato harvest. The baby was born then, and they had food. Now there is some prospect of a fairly decent home. A pile of odds and ends of lumber will eventually be a house. A truck garden is planted

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The present home of the Howard family. This family was photographed in April 1935. At that time they were on their way from Okla. to Calif. Camped in an open field. Mother pregnant with five starving children. Raw green onions were all that they had to eat. They were again photographed during the potato harvest. The baby was born then, and they had food. Now there is some prospect of a fairly decent home. A pile of odds and ends of lumber will eventually be a house. A truck garden is planted
Names
United States. Farm Security Administration (Sponsor)
Lange, Dorothea (Photographer)
Collection

Farm Security Administration Photographs

Lange, Dorothea

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1936
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: 001778-C
Topics
California
Internal migrants
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Date and title from typed label and inscribed date on verso of item. Not in LC.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: Print Size: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Resettlement Administration and Picture Collection stamps, and manuscript Resettlement Administration number and date on verso. Resettlement Administration and Picture Collection stamps, and manuscript caption on recto.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
TMS ID: 21805
TMS Object Number: 001778-C
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0ddbc810-c5da-012f-9e94-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1936: Issued
  • 2014: 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. "The present home of the Howard family. This family was photographed in April 1935. At that time they were on their way from Okla. to Calif. Camped in an open field. Mother pregnant with five starving children. Raw green onions were all that they had to eat. They were again photographed during the potato harvest. The baby was born then, and they had food. Now there is some prospect of a fairly decent home. A pile of odds and ends of lumber will eventually be a house. A truck garden is planted" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1936. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ba309cea-9324-4288-e040-e00a18066c61

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "The present home of the Howard family. This family was photographed in April 1935. At that time they were on their way from Okla. to Calif. Camped in an open field. Mother pregnant with five starving children. Raw green onions were all that they had to eat. They were again photographed during the potato harvest. The baby was born then, and they had food. Now there is some prospect of a fairly decent home. A pile of odds and ends of lumber will eventually be a house. A truck garden is planted" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 7, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ba309cea-9324-4288-e040-e00a18066c61

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1936). The present home of the Howard family. This family was photographed in April 1935. At that time they were on their way from Okla. to Calif. Camped in an open field. Mother pregnant with five starving children. Raw green onions were all that they had to eat. They were again photographed during the potato harvest. The baby was born then, and they had food. Now there is some prospect of a fairly decent home. A pile of odds and ends of lumber will eventually be a house. A truck garden is planted Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ba309cea-9324-4288-e040-e00a18066c61

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The present home of the Howard family. This family was photographed in April 1935. At that time they were on their way from Okla. to Calif. Camped in an open field. Mother pregnant with five starving children. Raw green onions were all that they had to eat. They were again photographed during the potato harvest. The baby was born then, and they had food. Now there is some prospect of a fairly decent home. A pile of odds and ends of lumber will eventually be a house. A truck garden is planted