(Lange) July 5, 1939. Women of the congregation of Wheeley's Church in North Carolina. This photo inspired Professor Anne Whiston Spirn to delve into the work of Lange. Lange’s original caption: “Women of the congregation on the church steps with brooms and buckets. They have assembled to be photographed.”
(Lange) Lange’s original caption: “Near Meloland, Imperial Valley. Feb. 1939. Large-scale agriculture. Gang labor, Mexican and white from the Southwest. Pull, clean, tie, and crate carrots for the eastern market for 11¢ per crate of 48 bunches. Many can make barely $1 a day. Heavy over-supply of labor and competition for jobs is keen.”
(Anne Whiston Spirn) January 13, 2009. Near Brawley, Imperial Valley, California. Workers cut, pack, and load broccoli in the field. 85-90 percent of these workers are Mexicans who cross the border every day between 3-4AM in order to obtain work.
(Lange) Lange’s original caption: “October 15, 1939. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon. The Wardlaw couple at entrance of basement dugout home.”
(Anne Whiston Spirn) August 1, 2006, Nampa, Idaho. Glenn Wardlaw and his wife Mary.