In 1939, Lois Adolf’s family was “on relief.” Her father had borrowed money from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and a photographer from FSA doing documentary work took her picture. That photographer was Dorothea Lange. http://www.zazzle.com/exit78/%22child+of+the+depression%22+gifts http://www.zazzle.com/exit78*
February 1939. "On U.S. 99 near Brawley, Imperial County, California. Homeless mother and youngest child of seven walking the highway from Phoenix, Arizona, where they picked cotton. Bound for San Diego, where the father hopes to get on relief 'because he once lived there.'" Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.