October 1939. Mr. Dougherty and one of the children. Warm Springs district, Malheur County, Oregon. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Daddy's Little Farmer: 1939 October "Mr. Dougherty and one of the children." Photo by Dorothea Lange

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American Farmer ~ an unusual image of Mr. Johnson holding stalks of timothy. It was taken in The image shows Timothy-grass.

Squatter Camp: March 1937. "Water supply: Open settling basin from the irrigation ditch in a California squatter camp near Calipatria." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Squatter Camp: March "Water supply: Open settling basin from the irrigation ditch in a California squatter camp near Calipatria." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Farmer and boy in the fall of the year at the time the hunting season opens. They live in a white painted house across the road. Jackson County, Oregon, October 1939 Dorothea Lange photographer

Farmer and boy in the fall of the year at the time the hunting season opens. They live in a white painted house across the road. Jackson County, Oregon, October, by Dorothea Lange.

Family of migrant potato pickers in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. September 1939 Dorothea Lange.  Interesting to come across this picture since my family's homestead was also in the 30's in this area.

Family of migrant potato pickers in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. September 1939 Dorothea Lange Pinner says (and I agree! I love the smile on her face in spite of her circumstances.she is beautiful.

Young resettlement farmer with harrow, Grady County, Georgia

Young Resettlement Farmer with Harrow Grady County Georgia August 1935 Arthur Rothstein FSA Photographer Library of Congress Georgia in the Great Depression © Brian Brown Vanishing Media USA 2012

... And because of the mailbox, / and the road, and the tree. It is hard to despair / ... from "The Tree" by Tryfon Tolides. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

Dorothea Lange The photographers were dispatched with general thematic subjects to record such as "church" "court day" and barns." Dorothea Lang, for example, was assigned to record "cooking, sleeping, praying and socializing.

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