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Destitute pea pickers in California.

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Old 08-01-2009, 01:04 PM
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Excellent find OB; cool that most of her family survived even into the 80s and they had an opportunity for a reunion photo before she passed on.
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Thank you Ol Baldy, great info to have

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Your welcome...
I also followed the migrant worker trail during my youth and settled in Modesto, California until I joined the Military....

Been there, done that... will settle for the memories.. don't wanna see it happen again!
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:24 PM
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Re: Destitute pea pickers in California.

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Found this ages ago at the Library of Congress site.
Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two and destitute, powerful picture.
We think we're hard done by today.

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Small cropped original attached below

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I live in Pennsylvania, USA, right next to New Jersey (where half of the Wall Street crowd lives). Just outside of Atlantic City, the big resort center, there are people living in camps in the woods. Having shot ads there for many years (for Fortune 500 companies), I can tell you that except for the financial ones, most have weeds growing in the parking lots now.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:13 PM
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Here is my try.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:05 PM
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Credit is due here.

This isn't just some old photo you found. It's one of the best-known images of the 20th century - in this country, at least - taken by one of the giants of photography, Dorothea Lange for the depression-era Farm Security Administration. (Peter, you're excused for not recognizing it.)

If you're American and don't know this photograph, it's past your bedtime.
It's a fair cop for sure, thanks for the reminder, I should have named her.
I had a feeling this was a well known pic, at least felt it should have been, the quality shows.

Nice to get more info as well, just shows how a picture can start a debate, even an old one like this, shame there are parallels about today.

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Old 08-01-2009, 05:22 PM
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Re: Destitute pea pickers in California.

Nice video on youtube Steve. Thanks for posting.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: Destitute pea pickers in California.

Nice pic, Peter.

Another sketch
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:20 AM
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Steve i took a look at the video very nicely put together ( i also took a look at your studies in digital art again very nicely done

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Hi Palms, thanks much!

The You Tube videos are fun to do. The only problem is to come up with something that someone else hasn't done before. And finding a piece of music not posted can be a real challenge.

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Re: Destitute pea pickers in California.

Peter - Nice image to bring about for a look. I've seen it before but simply forgot how powerful it is. So thanks.

Steve - I'm impressed with your videos, especially the one pertaining to the depression. Being a guitarist which has an avid interest in finger style blues, I'm curious as to who the acoustic guitar player is on your "Great Depression" video. The music works well with the images of those hard times.

Janet - you may find this link intersting. http://www.migrantgrandson.com/

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Hi,
Wonderful picture - In spite of her hardship the two girls look clean and cared for. The background story to the photograph makes it even more interesting.
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