Wednesday, May 6, 2015



This picture is beside a road near Nipomo, California in 1936. The family was out of work as migrant laborers because of a crop failure. Absolute desperation.

Looking at pictures like this, I find it sad that today if someone thinks it wise to keep a full pantry and put something away for a rainy day they are viewed as being odd. We act as if conditions like this could never happen again.

2 comments:

  1. As often as I have seen photos from this time, they never cease to give me pause.

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  2. Desperation, yes. But look at the dignity in the mother's face, and the love this family still has for each other.

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