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Dust bowl farmer driving tractor with young son, near...

Dust bowl farmer driving tractor with young son, near Cland, New Mexico. "I left cotton growing east of Wichita Falls to come out here to get to grow wheat. (The superior status of wheat over cotton farmers is traditional.) I guess I've made 1000 miles right up and down this field in the dust when you couldn't see that car on the road, and had to use headlights. This soil is the best there is anywhere, but it sure does blow when it's right. If you stay in the house and wait for the dust to stop you won't make a crop. But I"ve seen only one year since I came here in 1920 that I didn't make something"
1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • LOT 0618 (Location of corresponding print).
  • 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 1618.
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • United States--New Mexico--Cland.
  • Farms, deserts, dust--New Mexico
  • Nitrate negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection
Lange, Dorothea, photographer
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