U.S. National Archives

Questions about relief check

Arvin, Kern County, California. ... Head of rural family asking questions regarding the size of his . . ., 04/13/1940

City of Arvin, Kern County, California, 1940

Arvin, Kern County, California. Head of rural family asking questions regarding the size of his relief check. This is the first check which was received under the new state law of $58 maximum relief payment.

My flickr contact The U.S. National Archives posted this image by Dorothea Lange.

Things were tough back then and Lange was one of the foremost documentary photographers of her time and she recorded a lot of it for the Farm Security Administration.