This is a depression era picture which shows a woman cooking her meal on the side of the road over a small fire. This was not an uncommon scene during the great depression. The photographer asked her how things were going and she replied, "Do you suppose I'd be out on the highway cooking my steak if I had it good at home?" The picture was taken on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas. The woman was a hotel maid who had fallen on hard times.