On the Road

Rough Life: 1935

Rough Life: 1935

From LOC: "Migrant workers' camp, outskirts of Marysville, California. The new migratory camps now being built by the Resettlement Administration will remove people from unsatisfactory living conditions such as these and substitute at least the minimum of comfort and sanitation." 1935 photo by Dorothea Lange. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

Motor Home: 1936

Motor Home: 1936

One-room hut housing family of nine built over chassis of abandoned Ford in open field between Camden and Bruceton, Tennessee, near Tennessee River. 1936 photo by Carl Mydans for the United States Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

New Convertible: 1925

New Convertible: 1925

Ford Motor Company car in front of showroom, 1925. National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Consumers Oil: 1939

Consumers Oil: 1939

Consumers Oil Co. gas station with cars. 1939 photo by Arthur Rothstein. The title at LOC is 'Copper miner's home, Butte, Montana'. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Go West Young Family: 1936

Go West Young Family: 1936

Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. "The finest people in this world live in Texas but I just can't seem to accomplish nothin' there. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on. I got two brothers still trying to make it back there and there they're sitting," said the father. Photograph taken in August 1936.

A Quick Bite: 1943

A Quick Bite: 1943

Pearlington (vicinity), Mississippi. Truck driver eating at a trucker's stop along U.S. Highway 90. Photograph taken in March of 1943 by John Vachon. Part of Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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