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Title

Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona. Cotton Pickers Improving Their Housing, From Santa Ana, Coleman County, Texas, photo by Dorthea Lange, 1940

Description

Original Caption: "Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona. Cotton pickers improving their housing, from Santa Ana, Coleman County, Texas. Lost their farm in 1937. Worked on halves for one year, then went to day labor, driving tractor for $1.00 to $1.50 per day. Blames crop reduction program and change from teams to tractor operation of larger farms. "Never did pay a poll tax. Would have paid if I could". Arrived in Arizona Sept. 1940. Wife ill. Now picking cotton, camping in private camp, paying $.75 per week ground rent. Entire camp uses water and toilet of an abandoned nearby service station."

Creator

HHR

Source

catalog.archives.gov/id/522241

Date

1940

Credit

Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

Lender or Contributor

Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Division of Economic Information, NWDNS-83-G-44072

Exhibit Title

Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America

Additional Acknowledgements

Curatorial assistance provided by Laurie Sedicino. Web exhibit created by Sharon Leslie, Georgia State University Library.

Files

Citation

HHR, “Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona. Cotton Pickers Improving Their Housing, From Santa Ana, Coleman County, Texas, photo by Dorthea Lange, 1940,” Georgia State University Library Exhibits, accessed November 18, 2017, https://exhibits.library.gsu.edu/items/show/539.