Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Dust Bowl, Power Farming



Title: Tractored out

Description:  Power farming displaces tenants from the land in the western dry cotton area. Childress County, Texas Panhandle
Photographer: Dorthea Lange






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Monday, October 29, 2012

Great Depression - Chicago Soup Kitchen



Title: Soup Line in Chicago

Description: Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago provided by Al Capone. The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed".




Al Capone Soup Kitchen




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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Great Depression, New York City



Title: Out of Work in NYC
Description: Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression.
Photographer: Lewis Hine


The Great Depression, New York City

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Great Depression, The Pea Pickers




Title: Pea pickers from Vermont

Description: Pea pickers from Vermont - 6 weeks earnings $7.00 - at squatter's camp, Nipomo.  The men are working on an automobile parked in front of a tent in a grove of eucalyptus trees.

Photographer: Dorothea Lange








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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Evicted sharecroppers


Title: Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri


In addition to the trials of the Depression, minorities dealt with discrimination. Tenant farmers and sharecroppers like these were evicted when Southern farm owners used cutbacks in production as an opportunity to discriminate against African Americans. 

In 1932, unemployment among African Americans was about 50 percent, twice the national average.







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Friday, October 12, 2012

European Union ....


Though it had been mentioned as a possibility and despite our skepticism here, the European Union has won the Nobel peace prize.

Our first reaction - disbelief.

Congratulations to the EU.



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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Dust Bowl, A Farm



Black and White Photography


Title: Dust Bowl Farm 
Description: The winds of the dust bowl have piled up large drifts of soil against this farmer's barn near Liberal, Kansas.




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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Young Migratory Mother


Black and White Photography


Title: Young Migratory Mother
Description: Young migratory mother, originally from Texas now in Edison, Kern County, California
Photographer: Dorthea Lange  
Date: April 11, 1940







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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Children and Sugar Beets

Black and White Photography


Title: Children and Sugar Beets
Description: In Hall County, Nebraska children are harvesting sugar beets, October 1940.
Photographer: L. C. Harmon





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