This photograph is a powerful image that captures the poverty and hardship faced by many families during this period, particularly those affected by the Dust Bowl, a series of devastating dust storms that swept across the Great Plains in the 1930s. It features 3 boys who are working in the field.
Dorothea Lange was a documentary photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the Great Depression. She was known for her compassionate images of the people and communities affected by the economic and environmental crisis of the time. The "Children of the Dust Bowl" photograph is one of her most famous works and remains an iconic image of the Dust Bowl era and the Great Depression.
Children of refugee families lived in tents on the flats outside of Bakersfield, California.
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