May 1937. "Mother and child of Arkansas flood refugee family near Memphis, Texas. These people, with all their earthly belongings, are bound for the lower Rio Grande Valley, where they hope to pick cotton." by Dorothea Lange
April 1937-Flood refugee family in tent at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois. "Is that a toy motorcycle on the floor to the mother's right? The youngest has a doll. And mother saved her sewing machine (a major investment and a tool for further savings by making things). Today, after the family members, what would we save? Photo albums? Computer disks with photos?" Photo by Russell Lee
Topper: New York circa 1914. "Mrs. E.S. Cavalli." Welcome to my humble chapeaux. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. (Commenter - according to Library of Congress it was a hat trimming contest.) Click to view full size.