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Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

Marilyn Watson Sevaly

Marilyn Watson Sevaly

Elizabeth V. Watson

Elizabeth V. Watson

Mrs. G. Gaylord Watson (May V. Landis) and daughters (E.V. Watson & M.W. Sevaly)

Mrs. G. Gaylord Watson (May V. Landis) and daughters (E.V. Watson & M.W. Sevaly)

Elizabeth V. Watson and Marilyn Watson Sevaly

Elizabeth V. Watson and Marilyn Watson Sevaly

Along the highway near Bakersfield, California. Dust bowl refugees.

Along the highway near Bakersfield, California. Dust bowl refugees.

Portrait of an unidentified man with glasses

Portrait of an unidentified man with glasses

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Camp of California "fruit tramp." The car has done duty on the fruit route for 16 years. Outskirts of Marysville, California.

Camp of California "fruit tramp." The car has done duty on the fruit route for 16 years. Outskirts of Marysville, California.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Marysville migrant camp. California fruit tramp and his family (mother, twenty-two years old).

Marysville migrant camp. California fruit tramp and his family (mother, twenty-two years old).

Temporary home of a resettled family. Each farm comprises 40 acres of land leveled and suitable for irrigation. Bosque Farms Project.

Temporary home of a resettled family. Each farm comprises 40 acres of land leveled and suitable for irrigation. Bosque Farms Project.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Along the highway near Bakersfield, California. Dust bowl refugees.

Along the highway near Bakersfield, California. Dust bowl refugees.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Bosque Farms Project. Resettled families temporary home. Each settler is alotted a plot of 40 acres.

Bosque Farms Project. Resettled families temporary home. Each settler is alotted a plot of 40 acres.

Home of rehabilitation client near Phoenix, Arizona. $500 loan. 1935.

Home of rehabilitation client near Phoenix, Arizona. $500 loan. 1935.

Camp of California "fruit tramp." The car has done duty on the fruit route for 16 years. Outskirts of Marysville, California.

Camp of California "fruit tramp." The car has done duty on the fruit route for 16 years. Outskirts of Marysville, California.

Adobe school. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Bosque Farms project. Making adobe brick. These bricks made on the project for use in construction of school and permanent homes.

Bosque Farms project. Making adobe brick. These bricks made on the project for use in construction of school and permanent homes.

Temporary home of a resettled family. Each farm comprises 40 acres of land leveled and suitable for irrigation. Bosque Farms Project.

Temporary home of a resettled family. Each farm comprises 40 acres of land leveled and suitable for irrigation. Bosque Farms Project.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Mexican family. Brawley County, Imperial Valley, California.

Mexican family. Brawley County, Imperial Valley, California.

Bosque Farms Project. Resettled families temporary home. Each settler is alotted a plot of 40 acres.

Bosque Farms Project. Resettled families temporary home. Each settler is alotted a plot of 40 acres.

One of the 74 temporary homes. The permanent adobe structures are now under construction. Bosque Farms Project.

One of the 74 temporary homes. The permanent adobe structures are now under construction. Bosque Farms Project.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Bosque Farms project. Making adobe brick. These bricks made on the project for use in construction of school and permanent homes.

Bosque Farms project. Making adobe brick. These bricks made on the project for use in construction of school and permanent homes.

Supper time. Drought refugee from Oklahoma, shelterless, hoping to work in the peach harvest. Marysville, California.

Supper time. Drought refugee from Oklahoma, shelterless, hoping to work in the peach harvest. Marysville, California.

Migrants' camp, California. 1935.

Migrants' camp, California. 1935.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Migrants' camp, California. 1935.

Migrants' camp, California. 1935.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Portrait of an unidentified man with glasses

Portrait of an unidentified man with glasses

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school house. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

From Texas tenant farmer to California fruit tramp. Marysville, Calif. His story: "1927 made $7000 in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 went in still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road."

From Texas tenant farmer to California fruit tramp. Marysville, Calif. His story: "1927 made $7000 in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 went in still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road."

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Checking for alfalfa. California. 1935.

Checking for alfalfa. California. 1935.

Home of rehabilitation client near Phoenix, Arizona. $500 loan. 1935.

Home of rehabilitation client near Phoenix, Arizona. $500 loan. 1935.

Marysville migrant camp. California fruit tramp and his family (mother, twenty-two years old).

Marysville migrant camp. California fruit tramp and his family (mother, twenty-two years old).

One of the 74 temporary homes. The permanent adobe structures are now under construction. Bosque Farms Project.

One of the 74 temporary homes. The permanent adobe structures are now under construction. Bosque Farms Project.

Making the roads. The roads will be dirt roads with 18 foot gravel surface. Bosque Farms Project.

Making the roads. The roads will be dirt roads with 18 foot gravel surface. Bosque Farms Project.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Checking for alfalfa. California. 1935.

Checking for alfalfa. California. 1935.

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

Supper time. Drought refugee from Oklahoma, shelterless, hoping to work in the peach harvest. Marysville, California.

Supper time. Drought refugee from Oklahoma, shelterless, hoping to work in the peach harvest. Marysville, California.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

Mrs. Howard and the baby.

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Squatters' camp on highway. Characters in scene from Resettlement film. Near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Pare Lorentz and Paul Ivano making Resettlement film near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Pare Lorentz and Paul Ivano making Resettlement film near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Pare Lorentz and Paul Ivano making Resettlement film near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Pare Lorentz and Paul Ivano making Resettlement film near Bakersfield, Calif. 1935.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven children without food. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Nipomo, California

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven children without food. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Nipomo, California

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Migrant workers' shack. California. 1935.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Making the roads. The roads will be dirt roads with 18 foot gravel surface. Bosque Farms Project.

Making the roads. The roads will be dirt roads with 18 foot gravel surface. Bosque Farms Project.

Food." Southern California.

Food." Southern California.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Surveying gang. WPA workers. Bosque Farms Project.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

[A street in Brawley, Imperial Valley.]

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Portrait of a Mexican-American child. Imperial Valley, California.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mexican family. Brawley County, Imperial Valley, California.

Mexican family. Brawley County, Imperial Valley, California.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

Mrs. Howard shows the beginning of a garden to a neighbor.

From Texas tenant farmer to California fruit tramp. Marysville, Calif. His story: "1927 made $7000 in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 went in still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road."

From Texas tenant farmer to California fruit tramp. Marysville, Calif. His story: "1927 made $7000 in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 went in still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road."

Adobe school. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Adobe school. Bosque Farms Project, New Mexico. 1935.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Cottage Gardens roadsign. Outskirts of San Bernardino, California.

Outdoor portrait of man in cloth cap.

Outdoor portrait of man in cloth cap.

Migratory camp, California.

Migratory camp, California.

Midway Dairy cooperative, near Santa Ana, California.

Midway Dairy cooperative, near Santa Ana, California.

Migrants. California.

Migrants. California.

Road sign. Ford Nat'l advertising campaign. A note on social trends.

Road sign. Ford Nat'l advertising campaign. A note on social trends.

Midway Dairy cooperative, near Santa Ana, California.

Midway Dairy cooperative, near Santa Ana, California.

Sugar beet field showing tractor with plowshare attached and Mexican operator. California.

Sugar beet field showing tractor with plowshare attached and Mexican operator. California.

Migrant's camp. California.

Migrant's camp. California.