Monday, January 21, 2008

Woman of the Dust Bowl

I really love the photographs from the Dust Bowl and Depression era. It is just amazing how terrible conditions were back then. This is a photograph of a woman from Oklahoma in 1937. Her and her husband are migrant workers. She lost a baby the previous winter. The child died from exposure. The photograph was by Dorothea Lange.


  1. Never mind the dress. Probably made from a tablecloth. She appears to be so careworn and fearful of the future she's become numb with suffering. One of the worst periods of our nation's agricultural history.