Shorpy August 10, 2016

November 1938. "Migrant cotton picker's children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

November 1938. “Migrant cotton picker’s children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

Perception August 10, 2016

Books have the power to have us feel empathy and have us experience the thrill of a journey of someone else.
Laura Moulton

“My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way.”
Virginia Woolf

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli,
political leader and writer

All cruelty springs from weakness.
Seneca,
philosopher

Shorpy August 9, 2016

"Loading steamer Chalmette during high water, March 23, 1903, New Orleans." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

“Loading steamer Chalmette during high water, March 23, 1903, New Orleans.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

New York circa 1910. "The Curb Market, Broad Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

New York circa 1910. “The Curb Market, Broad Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

November 1938. "Home of rural rehabilitation client, Tulare County, California. They bought 20 acres of raw unimproved land with a first payment of 50 dollars which was money saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a Farm Security Administration loan of $700 for stock and equipment. Now they have a one-room shack, seven cows, three sows, and homemade pumping plant, along with 10 acres of improved permanent pasture. Cream check approximately 30 dollars per month. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm. Husband is 26 years old, wife 22, three small children. Been in California five years. 'Piece by piece this place gets put together. One more piece of pipe and our water tank will be finished'." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

November 1938. “Home of rural rehabilitation client, Tulare County, California. They bought 20 acres of raw unimproved land with a first payment of 50 dollars which was money saved out of relief budget (August 1936). They received a Farm Security Administration loan of $700 for stock and equipment. Now they have a one-room shack, seven cows, three sows, and homemade pumping plant, along with 10 acres of improved permanent pasture. Cream check approximately 30 dollars per month. Husband also works about ten days a month outside the farm. Husband is 26 years old, wife 22, three small children. Been in California five years. ‘Piece by piece this place gets put together. One more piece of pipe and our water tank will be finished’.” Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

August 9, 2016

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller,
writer and political activist

“Yet occasionally we discover in the folds of an old handkerchief a shell or insignificant stone that had once embodied our happiest of afternoons.”
Patti Smith, Just Kids

“Feelings come and go like clouds in the sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above it.
Washington Irving,
writer, historian and diplomat