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Digging Up Potatoes

Location : CA
Date : Apr 9, 1940
Agency : NYA
Credits : Rondal Partridge (Photographer)
Owner : NARA (SPB)
Medium : B&W Photo
Control Number : RG 119-CAL-9-79

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Description : This girl came from the OK state three years ago and lives with father in a rural slum in Wasco, Kern County..."We got mighty tired of roaming around."...The girl never got a chance to finish high school and will be nineteen "come August 11."... This year there was a tremendous oversupply of labor in potatoes. Men and women hunting for work waited at the ends of the rows for a picker to drop out.

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[Photo Series][NYA Photoessays of Rondal Partridge][Migrant Youth in Potato Field]