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11-10-2009 @ 9:57AM
Without knowing or certain, I'm willing to bet that this was one of a series of photos taken of Dust Bowl families who left the Midwest to pursue jobs out West during the Dust Bowl period of the Great Depression (most likely in the late 30s, early 40s from the dress and the Coca-Cola calendar in the background). Many of these migrants lived in cardboard and tar-paper shacks until they could get established.
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