A family of seven and a dog walk on U.S. 99 near Brawley in Imperial County, 1939. They were making their way from Phoenix, Arizona (where they picked cotton) to San Diego. The father hoped to find federal aid because he once lived there.
Bound for San Diego, 1939
- WPA’s mattress making project, 1939 — Share the History Love... WPA workers in New Orleans manufactured 17,682 mattresses and quilts to be distributed to the needy during 1939. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. It replaced the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) as the federal government agency responsible for [...]
- “From the depths” by William Balfour Ker — Share the History Love... This 1906 print by William Balfour Ker shows a lavish social event in a large ballroom attended by the well-to-do; the party is disrupted when a fist erupts through the floor, beneath which are the struggling masses of the less fortunate who provide the foundation support on which the wealthy rest. [...]
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