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    • Dust Storm

    • Dust storms; Dust bowl; Farmland
    • A dust storm during The 1930's Dust Bowl. Boise City, on the western edge of Oklahoma, was created in 1908 through developers' fraudulent advertisements. It's approximately 350 residents were severely affected by the dust bowl storms. See also...
    • Dust Storm

    • Dust storms; Dust bowl; Farmland
    • A dust storm during The 1930's Dust Bowl. Boise City, on the western edge of Oklahoma, was created in 1908 through developers' fraudulent advertisements. It's approximately 350 residents were severely affected by the dust bowl storms. See numbers....
    • Dust Storm Aftermath

    • Dust storms; Dust bowl; Farmland
    • A barn, tree, and huddling chickens after a dust storm during the 1930's Dust Bowl. Cimarron County, on the western edge of Oklahoma, was severely affected by the Dust Bowl storms. It was the least populated and has the highest elevation (1 500m)...
    • Flyer

    • Fliers; circulars
    • A flier purportedly used by farmers to entice immigrants, migrant workers, and those thinking of emigrating from the Midwest Dust Bowl to come to California. There is a question as to whether these really existed. This flyer is likely a...
    • Migrant Family

    • Agriculture; Children; Familes; Laborers; Migrants
    • A print of a migrant family, including a man and a woman with a baby breastfeeding. Hard copy is high quality photocopy.
    • Burning The Grapes of Wrath

    • Book burning; Censorship
    • Left to right: Bill Camp, a Kern County farmer and Kern County Associated Farmers head, Clell Pruett, and L. E. Plymale, Kern County cotton grower, gin operator and Associated Farmers board member. They are burning a copy of The Grapes of Wrath....
    • Florence Thompson

    • Agricultural laborers; Families; Mothers; Daughters
    • Florence Thompson, sitting in chair. She is the subject of Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother' photo. From left to right, the daughters are Katherine McIntosh, Ruby Sprague, and Norma Rydlewski. M's McIntosh appeared to left of Migrant Mother, Ruby...
    • Migrant shack

    • Dwellings; Huts
    • Shack from a community of shacks, located in a subdivided orchard. These shacks had no running water and were rented to workers as permanent homes with rents of $7.00 to $12.00/month. Note the potatoes being stored under the house and the trailer...
    • Migrant Workers

    • Agricultural laborers
    • Migrant workers in line to collect State Relief Pay. Signs on barn say: 'Church of Christ, Sunday 9:45am, 2:30 & 7pm" and 'Workers Alliance Arvin Local.' See also number 482.
    • Migrant Workers

    • Agricultural laborers
    • Migrant workers in line to collect State Relief Administration pay. Sign on the barn says: 'Workers Alliance, Arvin Local.' See also number 0 481.
    • Migrant shack

    • Dwellings; Huts
    • Shack, located in a subdivided orchard. These shacks, which had no running water, were rented to workers as permanent homes, with rents of $7.00 to $12.00/month.
    • Migrant from Oklahoma

    • Dwellings; Huts
    • Former Osage County, Oklahoma deputy sheriff in front of shack, for which he paid $7.00/month: 'I was raised in a time when every man hepped himself and the lord hepped him. Now I haven't made $5.00 since [1939 11 16]. I've raised and matched 6...

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