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Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest...

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Title
Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest...
Names
United States. Farm Security Administration (Sponsor)
Lange, Dorothea (Photographer)
Collection

Farm Security Administration Photographs

Lange, Dorothea

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939-05
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: 019553-E
Topics
California -- Highway City
California -- Fresno County
Migrant laborers
Internal migrants
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Title and date from Library of Congress.
Content: Caption continues: ... Their house represents one of many similar structures, which they are attempting to construct by their own efforts on poor land, for which they are paying a few dollars a month out of the WPA budget. Their light bill is two dollars a month. ..., "The cheapest thing for the government to do would be to put people like me on enough land to make a living on. You can't tell me anything about running around with the fruit, I know that deal. ..."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: Print Size: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
TMS ID: 24626
TMS Object Number: 019553-E
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 13f09f00-94f9-0136-9419-2772529f6097
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest..." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ecfedc0-94fb-0136-53bd-0896d1fe7583

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest..." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ecfedc0-94fb-0136-53bd-0896d1fe7583

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest... Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ecfedc0-94fb-0136-53bd-0896d1fe7583

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<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ecfedc0-94fb-0136-53bd-0896d1fe7583 | title= (still image) Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest..., (1939)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=November 28, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Highway City, California, near Fresno. See general caption. Family from Oklahoma; have been in California for six years, have been migratory workers now on Works Progress Administration from which they may be cut off at the opening of the 1939 harvest...