Oregon Historic photos, documents, and people

October, 1939

Oklahoman, worked three years as farm laborer, starts next year on his own place. Quit school after third day. Can neither read nor write. Is "best farm laborer" this farmer ever had. Near Ontario, Mal

October, 1939

Cow Hollow farmer, came from Oklahoma, has received FSA (Farm Security Administration) loan to help them establish their new place. Wife is co-signer with her husband on chattel mortgage. She signs wit

October, 1939

The Hull family haul their drinking water, and when the irrigation water is shut off (about October 15th) they will have to haul water for the stock. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon. General capti

October, 1939

Yakima Indian valley on the Columbia River, inhabited during salmon season. After the fishing is over they return to the Yakima Valley. Indian girl: "They don't want to live better. The government is

October, 1939

Seven of the eight farmers shown with their cooperatively owned ensilage cutter on the Miller farm, where they are working filling the silo. West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon. General caption number

August, 1939

Oregon, Klamath County, Merrill. Young woman from a South Dakota farm, where her family still lives. She and her husband are migratory laborers and live in a shack in Klamath County waiting for potato

August, 1939

Sign of service station, U.S. 99. Hop pickers are wanted for four big growers of the area three weeks before opening season. They also advertise in newspapers including San Francisco newspapers, 450 mi

1932

From Cheryl Steely Gearin: "My grandfather Richard Busch and grandmother Viola. Taken around 1932 in Enterprise, Oregon. He later joined the Navy and was taken prisoner by the Japanese in the Phillipi

October, 1939

Farm women of the "Helping Hand" club display a pieced quilt which they are making for the benefit of one of their numbers. Near West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon. General caption number 58-11