FSA COLLECTION: Dorothea Lange – “Brawley” (1939)

On U.S. 99. Near Brawley, Imperial County. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief “because he once lived there.”. On U.S. 99. Near Brawley, Imperial County. Homeless family of seven, walking the highway […]

FSA COLLECTION: Dorothea Lange – “Imperial County” (1939)

In Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant labor camp during pea harvest. Family from Oklahoma with eleven children. Father, eldest daughter and eldest son working. She: “I want to go back to where we can live happy, live decent, and grow what we eat.” He: “I’ve made my mistake and now we can’t go back. I’ve […]