Migratory Mexican field worker's home on the edge of a frozen pea field. Imperial Valley, California.
During the Great Depression, migrant farmworkers from Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and Mexico poured into California's rich, agricultural valleys in search of jobs. They worked long hours, were paid only a pittance, and lived in squalid conditions often without electricity or running water. Photographer Dorothea Lange, who lived in California, traveled throughout the state to document the lives of farmworkers and their families for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during these difficult times.
Creator | Dorothea Lange
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Dorothea Lange, “Migratory Mexican field worker's home on the edge of a frozen pea field. Imperial Valley, California.,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 24, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2038.