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Imagining Work: Dorothea Lange

Lewis Hine

 

488 Macon, Ga. Lewis W. Hine 1-19-1909. Bibb Mill No. 1 Many youngsters here. Some boys were so small they had to climb up on the spinning frame to mend the broken threads and put back the empty bobbins.  Location: Macon, Georgia.

488 Macon, Ga. Lewis W. Hine 1-19-1909. Bibb Mill No. 1, 1909

Tipple Boy, (see Photo 150) Turkey Knob Mine, Macdonald, W. Va. Witness E. N. Clopper.  Location: MacDonald, West Virginia.

Tipple Boy, Turkey Knob Mine, MacDonald, West Virginia, 1908

[Addie Card] anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, 1910

[Addie Card] anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, 1910

Dorothea Lange - Famous Works

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children, age thirty-two. Nipomo, California, 1936

Toward Los Angeles, California

Toward Los Angeles, California, 1937

J.R. Butler, President of the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union. Memphis, Tennessee

J.R. Butler, Southern Tenant Farmer's Union President. Memphis Tennessee, 1938

 

The Dustbowl: Photography

The Grapes of Wrath

Along with Lange's photographs, John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath would help bring attention to the challenges farmers faced during the Depression, and how they struggled to find gainful employment.

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