Grapes of Wrath

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A completely partial view of rural life during the Great Depression.

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criticalmera: “African American Family, c. 1940 An African American woman buying ice-cream for children from a truck, Natchitoches, Louisiana ” Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, American Photo, American Life, Black History Facts, Black Families, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, Black People

Natchitoches, Louisiana.

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Stevan Dohanos (American, "Connecticut Yankee," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Rockwell Kent, Indianapolis Museum, Dust Bowl, Scratchboard, Paper Book, Figure Painting, American, Art Museum, Printmaking

Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts

Stevan Dohanos, (American, 1907-1994)

 Roy Merriott on rented farm of 160 acres near Estherville, Iowa. Until recently owned by loan company; it has been sold to a private party. It is the third farm Merriott has lost in the past ten years Friendship Photos, Grapes Of Wrath, Past Tens, Loan Company, Migrant Worker, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Library Of Congress, Women In History

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Merriott on rented farm of 160 acres near Estherville, Iowa. Until recently owned by loan company; it has been sold to a private party. It is the third farm Merriott has lost in the past ten years

1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.

Marion Post Wolcott: Project family picking peas in their garden, Flint River Farms, Georgia, Spring 1939 Women In History, Black History, Dirt The Movie, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Flint River, Social Realism

Project family picking peas in their garden, Flint River Farms, Ga. May 1939.

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

 Cotton patch in stony soil which is characteristic of a good part of the Crabtree Creek recreational demonstration area near Raleigh, North Carolina. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Marine Barracks, Gaston County, Grapes Of Wrath, Elizabeth City, Dust Bowl, Biltmore Estate, New River, Beautiful Places To Visit, Wedding Pictures

Cotton patch in stony soil which is characteristic of a good part of the Crabtree Creek recreational demonstration area near Raleigh, North Carolina

Carl Mydans. Cotton patch in stony soil which is characteristic of a good part of the Crabtree Creek recreational demonstration area near Raleigh, North Carolina. 1938 Mar. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Children of Sam Nichols, [Boone County,] Arkansas tenant farmer - New York Public Library's Public Domain Image Boone County, Ben Shahn, Library Pictures, Grapes Of Wrath, Book Works, Dust Bowl, Good Old Times, Children Images, New York Public Library

Children of Sam Nichols, [Boone County,] Arkansas tenant farmer

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

 Untitled photo, possibly related to: A shanty built of refuse near the Sunnyside slack pile, Herrin, Illinois. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington. Herrin Illinois, Grapes Of Wrath, Great Depression, Women's History, Library Of Congress, Kinds Of People, Once Upon A Time, Division, Mount Rushmore

[Untitled photo, possibly related to: A shanty built of refuse near the Sunnyside slack pile, Herrin, Illinois]

Arthur Rothstein. Untitled photo, possibly related to: A shanty built of refuse near the Sunnyside slack pile, Herrin, Illinois. [1939 Jan.]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.

Ben Turner and family in their wagon with mule team. Flint River Farms GA, May 1939 Vintage Farm, Vintage Trucks, Ben Turner, Flint River, Dust Bowl, Photo Boards, New York Public Library, Black And White Pictures, Back In The Day

Ben Turner and family in their wagon with mule team. Flint River Farms, Georgia. May 1939.

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

From The Great Depression to the dust storms, these rare photos from South Dakota between 1929 and 1939 give us a glimpse into life back in the day. Great Depression, Dealing With Depression, Depression Symptoms, Rare Photos, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Dust Storm, Dust Bowl

Wife of a homesteader. Pennington County, South Dakota

Arthur Rothstein. Wife of a homesteader. Pennington County, South Dakota. 1936 May. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

 Girls packing fruit in the Fort Pierce packinghouse. Many of the employees are migratory laborers. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Grapes Of Wrath, Copy Print, Great Depression, Positive Images, Library Of Congress, Reading Room, Women In History, Digital Image

Girls packing fruit in the Fort Pierce packinghouse. Many of the employees are migratory laborers

1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.

A young man's opportunity for work, play, study & health / Bender ; made by Illinois WPA Art Project, Chicago. Poster promoting the U. Civilian Conservation Corps showing a young man with pickaxe. Wpa Posters, Political Posters, Works Progress Administration, Great Depression, Library Of Congress, Young Man, Vintage Posters, Vintage Ads, Federal

A young man's opportunity for work, play, study & health

Albert M. Bender. A young man's opportunity for work, play, study & health / Bender ; made by Illinois WPA Art Project, Chicago. 1941. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

John Vachon Untitled photo, possibly related to: Rural schoolchildren, Minnesota. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Grapes Of Wrath, Great Depression, Historical Images, Library Of Congress, Short Film, Minnesota, America, History, Couple Photos

[Untitled photo, possibly related to: Rural schoolchildren, Minnesota]

1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.

 Untitled photo, possibly related to: Truck driver, Seminole oil field, Oklahoma. Aug Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Grapes Of Wrath, Dust Bowl, Library Of Congress, Oklahoma, Trucks, Smoke, Oil Field, Photographs, Photos

[Untitled photo, possibly related to: Truck driver, Seminole oil field, Oklahoma]

1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.