In this powerful photograph taken in 1936, we see a young man who embodies the determination of the migrant workers during the challenging times of the Dust Bowl. Standing beside his weathered car, which serves as both his means of transportation and storage for his belongings, he prepares to embark on a journey from the drought-stricken region to seek employment in Oregon.
With everything he owns securely tied to the back bumper, the young man's determination is symbolized by the words "Oregon Or Bust" scrawled across the car's surface. This heartfelt expression reflects his hope for a better future and highlights the spirit of those who sought opportunities elsewhere during this difficult period in American history. The photo serves as a poignant reminder of the resilience and determination of individuals facing adversity and their unwavering pursuit of a brighter tomorrow.
Great historical picture! Good quality and item was as described. It has a personal significance as well. It reflects our thought process when we moved out of California to Oregon 4 years ago!!
Great addition to my B & W photo gallery wall!!! Thank you!
Looks great in our guest room!
Lovely vintage photo, shipped quickly. Seller was easy to communicate with. Thank you to Judy.
I love these old pictures. I ordered two different ones. My order shipped out pretty quickly and looks great on my wall.