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. Photo by Dorothea Lange. Part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Old photo provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.