Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday Drive: Car and Homemade Trailer

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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2 comments:

  1. Good one! The fourth photo on the florida website has a Suburban just like the one I had in the 90s .... I'm sure you remember driving it to work when your car was in the shop.

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  2. Thanks for this post. Good to see this vintage homemade trailer.

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