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Sunday school for migrant children in a potato pickers' camp. Kern County, California

Unsanitary privy in potato pickers' camp near Shafter, California

Tubercular migrant in a potato pickers' camp. Kern County, California

Oklahomans in potato pickers' camp near Shafter, California

Near Shafter, California. Potatoes are dug by machines and strewn on the ground as the digger goes down the rows. The picker puts the potatoes into sacks suspended from their waist between their knees. The sacks are loaded onto the field trucks and taken to the sheds for sorting and grading. Potato pickers earned forty cents an hour in 1937

Sunday school for migrant children in a potato pickers' camp. Kern County, California

Children from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, in a potato pickers' camp near Shafter, California

Texans and Oklahomans, drought stricken ex-farmers, are fast supplanting Mexican labor in the California harvests. Oklahoman from Chickasaw in potato pickers' camp. Kern County, California

Potato pickers. Monmouth County, New Jersey

Shack in which potato pickers are housed. Monmouth County, New Jersey

Shacks in which farmers house migrant potato pickers. Monmouth County, New Jersey

Silo shed in which fourteen migrant potato pickers are housed. Monmouth County, New Jersey

Water supply near potato pickers' shacks. Monmouth County, New Jersey

Monmouth County, New Jersey. Privy near potato pickers' barracks used by eleven families

Camp of single men. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. Potato pickers. See caption number 63-1

Potato pickers' camp. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Potato pickers, Rio Grande County, Colorado

Turning in the checks received for picking up potatoes at pay office near Spiro, Oklahoma. Pickers received three cents per bushel

Local agricultural day laborers, potato workers, after a day's work near Spiro, Oklahoma

Paying off time for potato pickers near Spiro, Oklahoma

Potato pickers, Rio Grande County, Colorado

Spiro (vicinity), Oklahoma. Local agricultural day laborers, potato workers, after a day's work

Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Potato pickers' camp. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Living conditions of migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. See general caption 63

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Outside of potato pickers' camp, across from the packing shed. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. See general caption 63

Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. Note potato sheds across the road. Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Oregon, Klamath County, Merrill. Shack for potato pickers. Young woman from South Dakota lives in a tent house

Camp of migrant potato pickers seen from the packing shed. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Potato pickers' camp. Tulelake. Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Paying off potato workers in field near Spiro, Oklahoma

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Paying off potato workers in field near Spiro, Oklahoma

Outside of potato pickers' camp, across from the packing shed. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. See general caption 63

Four young migratory potato pickers, travelling together, come into camp to ask manager whether they would be eligible for a hot bath. "Sure, boys, but clean up afterwards." Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon. FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp

Local agricultural day laborers, potato workers, after a day's work near Spiro, Oklahoma

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Young mother, aged twenty-two, has one little girl three years old. Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon. In mobile unit of FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp. New baby expected in December. During this year she has worked with her husband in: strawberries (Helvetia, Oregon); cherries (Salem, Oregon); beans (West Stayton, Oregon); hops (Independence, Oregon). Is now in potato pickers' camp at the end of that season. "We haven't got a cent now and we've lost our car because we've helped some people out. It seems like it's taken every cent to eat off, that and traveling around."

Farmers of Great Depression. Dust bowl refugees, Resettlement program.

Local agricultural day laborers, potato workers, after a day's work near Spiro, Oklahoma

Potato pickers in town, Monte Vista, Colorado

Potato pickers, Rio Grande County, Colorado

Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. See caption number 63-1

Living conditions of migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. See general caption 63

Home of migrant potato pickers. Rio Grande County, Colorado

Potato pickers in town, Monte Vista, Colorado

Camp of migrant potato pickers seen from potato shed across the road. Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Camp of migrant potato pickers seen from the packing shed. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. Number 63-1 general caption

Camp of migrant potato pickers seen from the packing shed. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Paying off time for potato pickers near Spiro, Oklahoma

Oregon, Klamath County, Merrill. Shack for potato pickers. Young woman from South Dakota lives in a tent house

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California

Potato pickers near Spiro, Oklahoma

Camp of migrant potato pickers seen from the packing shed. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. See general caption number 63-1

Potato pickers' camp. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. General caption number 63-1

Thirty-five migratory potato pickers live in this house near Belcross, North Carolina

Very often entire families will become part of a large crew of potato pickers. French-Canadian mother, father and son during lunch hour in a field three miles out of Caribou, Maine