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.


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

  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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