Williamette Valley, hop farmers in town hold their political forum on drug store corner. Independence, Oregon. August 1939.

Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One of Chris Adolph’s younger children Lois with her mother. Farm Security Administration Rehabilitation clients. August 1939.

Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note the kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men are sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway. Gordonton, North Carolina. July 1939.

“Social Justice,”  founded by Father Coughlin, sold on important street corners and intersections. New York City. July 1939.

Greenfield, Salinas Valley, California. An Arkansawyers auto camp filled almost completely with migrants from Arkansas. Rent ten dollars a month for one room, iron bed, electricity. Rough board walls with cracks. This community is subject of a study by BAE Regional Office, Berkeley, California. April 1939.

Widtsoe area from general store. The farmlands purchase lie on the floor of the valley.
April 1936.

Outside Farm Security Administration grant office during the pea harvest. Calipatria, California. During the spring of 1938, for the first time the labor surplus had grown so large that relief grants were necessary even during the peak of harvest. February 1939.

Striking cotton pickers talk it over. The strike is failing. Kern County, California. November 1938. 

“I don’t care - Let them throw me in jail. There’s somebody will take my place” 

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