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.
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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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  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.

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

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