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California Dust Bowl encampment, 1937  family photo
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California Dust Bowl encampment, 1937

Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Approximately eighty families from the Dust Bowl are camped here. They pay fifty cents a week. The only available work now is agricultural labor

Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Approximately eighty families from the Dust Bowl are camped here. They pay fifty cents a week. The only available work now is agricultural labor
1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
  • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
  • Film copy on SIS roll 27, frame 877.
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • United States--California--Imperial County--Calipatria.
  • Migrants--California
  • Nitrate negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection
Lange, Dorothea, photographer
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