Nov 5, 2009

Vernon Evans, Migrant to Oregon from South Dakota

Vernon Evans, Migrant to Oregon from South Dakota


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Arthur Rothstein

(American, 1915-1985)

Gelatin silver print, printed 1981

Image: 22.9 x 30.8 cm (9 x 12 1/8 in.); Paper: 22.7 x 35.6 cm (8 15/16 x 14 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2001.166.3

Edition: 50 + II artist's proofs



The drought, erosion, and dust storms of the mid-1930s, which became known as the Dust Bowl, so greatly damaged the High Plains that tens of thousands of families abandoned their farms and became migrants. Many headed for the West Coast, especially California, where farm labor jobs were available.

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