Calipatria, Imperial Valley. In FSA (Farm Security Administration) emergency migratory labor camp. Left Oklahoma December 11, 1937 with husband and two children and son-in-law. Ex-tenant farmers on third and fourths in cotton

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Title
Calipatria, Imperial Valley. In FSA (Farm Security Administration) emergency migratory labor camp. Left Oklahoma December 11, 1937 with husband and two children and son-in-law. Ex-tenant farmers on third and fourths in cotton
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: 019196-E
Topics
California -- Calipatria
California -- Imperial County
Migrant agricultural laborers
Depressions
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
Genres
Photographs
Portraits
Notes
Acquisition: Transferred from the Picture Collection, 1991
Content: Title and date from Library of Congress. LC records that the actual size of the negative for this image is "C" (approx. 4 x 5 in.); NYPL copy numbered 019196-D on verso.
Content: Caption continues: ...Had fifty dollars when set out. Went to Phoenix, picked cotton and pulled bolls, made eighty cents a day with two people picking bolls. Stayed until school closed. Went to Idaho, picked peas until August, left McCarl with forty dollars "in hand." ..., Now receiving FSA food grant ... "Back in Oklahoma we was sinkin.' You work your head off for a crop and then see it burn up. You live in debts that you can never get out of. This isn't a good life, but I say it's a better life than that was."
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: 24379
TMS Object Number: 019196-E
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): de1526b0-9412-0136-e347-01352545111e
Rights Statement
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  • 1939: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Calipatria, Imperial Valley. In FSA (Farm Security Administration) emergency migratory labor camp. Left Oklahoma December 11, 1937 with husband and two children and son-in-law. Ex-tenant farmers on third and fourths in cotton" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e2d88d60-9414-0136-9dbf-6dea337b226f

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Calipatria, Imperial Valley. In FSA (Farm Security Administration) emergency migratory labor camp. Left Oklahoma December 11, 1937 with husband and two children and son-in-law. Ex-tenant farmers on third and fourths in cotton" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e2d88d60-9414-0136-9dbf-6dea337b226f

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). Calipatria, Imperial Valley. In FSA (Farm Security Administration) emergency migratory labor camp. Left Oklahoma December 11, 1937 with husband and two children and son-in-law. Ex-tenant farmers on third and fourths in cotton Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e2d88d60-9414-0136-9dbf-6dea337b226f

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Calipatria, Imperial Valley. In FSA (Farm Security Administration) emergency migratory labor camp. Left Oklahoma December 11, 1937 with husband and two children and son-in-law. Ex-tenant farmers on third and fourths in cotton