Friday, February 27, 2009
This picture was taken in 1939, and shows the Daughter of a Sharecropper. The family had been sharecropping in Oklahoma, but could not make it work. They then went to Hollister, California and picked peas. The pea crop was lost to an early freeze, leaving them without work. The girl said, "Back in Oklahoma, we are sinking. You work your head off for a crop and then see it burn up. You live in debts that you can never get out of. This isn't a good life, but I say that it's a better life than it was."