The title of this 1936 Farm Security Administration photograph by Dorothea Lange says it all:
Car and homemade trailer on U.S. 101 near King City, California. Man and wife middle-aged, from Wisconsin. "Old Man Depression sent us out on the road ... You don't know anything about how many people are living in trailers till you 'hit' Florida."
[The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1936 Feb.). Car and homemade trailer on U.S. 101 near King City, California.
Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/02f9f0a0-c5da-012f-f460-58d385a7bc34]
Check out the photos in the Tin Can Tourism section at Florida Memory* to see what he was talking about.
*The website of the State Library and Archives of Florida
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