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Young migrant mother
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The Library of Congress Young migrant mother I claim no rights other than colorizing this image if you wish to use let me know. itle Young migrant mother who lives in one of the tents. California. Farm Security Administration (FSA) emergency camp. Calipatria Contributor Names Lange, Dorothea, photographer Created / Published 1939 Feb. Subject Headings - United States--California--Imperial County--Calipatria - FSA emergency camps--Calipatria--California Format Headings Safety film negatives. Genre Safety film negatives Notes - Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). - Title and other information from caption card. - Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. - More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at - Temp. note: usf34batch2 - Film copy on SIS roll 19, frame 2272. Medium 1 negative : safety ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or smaller. Call Number/Physical Location LC-USF34- 019204-E [P&P] LOT 350 (corresponding photographic print) Source Collection Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress) Repository Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Digital Id fsa 8b15445 // Library of Congress Control Number 2017771597 Reproduction Number LC-USF34-019204-E (b&w film neg.) Rights Advisory No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs Online Format image Description 1 negative : safety ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or smaller.


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05/10/18 11:55 PM GMT
If you look to the top of the tent flap behind "mom", you'll see a partially hidden logo of a rising sun and a few words. Those words are "Manufactured by Sun Tent-Luebbert Co.", a San Francisco firm. There's a hidden irony here: The woman and her family are migrant workers, right? Traveling yearly across long distances because finding steady work in the same place has proved difficult after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, ten years earlier (of course, that's all about to change because of all the workers American manufacturing will require to arm our country for WWII). The Sun Tent-Luebbert company, founded in 1910 (now defunct), was included with other companies in a 1941 federal lawsuit for partnering with TNT to create an employer-dominated union, which violated the National Labor Relations Act. The Neutral Thousands, initialized as TNT, was an organization created in 1937 to target union activities and was known as an anti-union organization. A federal committee began investigating worker conditions in Los Angeles during 1939 and 1940, anti-union organizations, such as TNT, were soon targeted, along with Sun Tent-Luebbert. STL filed an appeal in mid-1945 and lost the appeal when "the National Labor Relations Board found that all of the respondents, acting in concert, dominated and interfered with the formation and administration of the Independent Canvas Workers Union, Inc., a labor organization of the employees of the canvas manufacturing respondents." I wonder if she would have felt comfortable staying in this tent in the knowledge that her family was being used by the established heirarchy? Some things don't change.

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05/11/18 12:19 AM GMT
Nik sure is full of information for this one Rob, I like your colorization, and found his information very interesting. tigs=^..^=
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05/11/18 9:24 AM GMT
Rob, the by 'Nik' provided information is very interesting.
The mother and child however couldn't participate in the counterfeit and were forced to endure the harsh living conditions. When I was conceived, our country was still at war with Germany. There was a lack of everything, but the conditions in our area weren't as poignant as visualized with this picture, despite the fact that you has tried, with your excellent manner of colorization, to soften the harsh reality.
Nevertheless, it is a photo that hits a sensitive string.
Thanks, my friend!
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05/11/18 1:25 PM GMT
Intriguing history provided by Nik, an added plus in viewing this capture. Again, your coloring is sublime Rob. I especially like the pose of the mother, reflective, so many unknowns. This pulls at your heart strings, but somehow we never learn from the past, it has much to teach us.
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05/11/18 8:47 PM GMT
Well... Sandi... I'm fulla somethin'.


But she's no different than young mothers before her and after, fathers, too. We all watch our kids play and interact, wondering what they will grow up to be, what their world will be like, can we keep them safe, etc., etc.

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05/12/18 2:34 PM GMT
This is one part of a drama many have gone through over the years, not just in the U.S but all over the world. One could list all similar trials such as the dust bowl, stock market crash of 1929,etc not to mention Gods knows what occurred thousands of years in the past. I feel these struggles have in ways made us stronger as a society overall. Thanks for sharing.
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05/21/18 6:40 PM GMT
Outstanding work and colouring on this one my friend, back then at least she had shelter
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