Family on the Road

Oklahoma, 1938

Dorothea Lange

Film negative

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

4 in x 5 in


© The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California.

Family walking on highway -- five children. Started from Idabel, Oklahoma, bound for Krebs, Oklahoma. In 1936 the father farmed on thirds and fourths at Eagletown, McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Was taken sick with pneumonia and lost farm. Unable to get work on WPA and refused county relief in county of fifteen years' residence because of temporary residence in another county after his illness. — Dorothea Lange