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Migrant Labor Camp Photographs from the Harry Everett Drobish Papers, 1935-1936
BANC PIC 1954.013--PIC  
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BANC PIC 1954.013:1--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Camp - the Camp Committee elected by the people to cooperate with the camp manager in governing the camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:2--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - the Camp committee elected by the people to cooperate with camp manager in governing the camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:3--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - camp orchestra .

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:4--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Good Neighbors Committee - Arvin Migratory Labor Camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:5--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:6--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Recreation Platform

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:7--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - main office building and congregating room.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:8--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - mothers and children at health clinic.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:9--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Washing facilities provided at the camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:10--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Laundry trays in use under the shade in the end of the sanitary unit.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:11--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Campers volunteer labor in improving entrance to camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:12--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Campers volunteer labor in improving entrance to camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:13--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Dramatics.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:14--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - The Camp Committee - Easton, the chairman sitting in the center. Recreation platform, stage, in the background.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:15--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. A makeshift privy serving squatters in a camp near Weedpatch.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:16--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Home of Lloyd Frick, near Weedpatch.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:17--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Frick squatter camp near Weedpatch. According to deputy health officer this is one of the worst in Kern County.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:18--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:19--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Row of tent dwellings on the left and two sanitary units on the right.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:20--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - row of tent dwellings on the right. On the left is a sanitary unit.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:21--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Volunteer laborer campers constructing tent platform.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:22--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Arvin Migratory Labor Camp - Volunteer laborer campers constructing tent platform.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:23--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. Showing Public Health toilets put up as a result of orders to improve sanitary conditions at the Frick squatter camp.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:24--PIC Spring, 1936, Kern County. [Distant view of public toilets shown in picture #23]

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:25--PIC Spring, 1935, Hooverville, Kern County. On highway north of Bakersfield. Hand made camp stove, made by a stranded worker out of sheet iron gathered from automobile bodies found in the city dump. Contains a grate, oven and door latch. Sold at $3.50. Kept this man off relief.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:26--PIC Spring, 1935, Hooverville, Kern County. On highway north of Bakersfield. Hand made camp stove (See other picture)

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:27--PIC Spring, 1935, Hooverville, Kern County. On highway north of Bakersfield. Hand made camp stove. (See other picture)

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:28--PIC July, 1936 Kern County, Kern Lake District. This is probably on the Frick Property, inside view of a laborer shanty. Note filthy walls and no windows provided

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:29--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. The old and the new. An old style privy alongside of Public Health Service privy. Both are dirty inside showing no supervised effort to keep clean. Note the weeds in front and the excellent field of growing cotton in the rear.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:30--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. One-hole privy, on one of the large scale ranches in Kern Lake District, probably the Hutcheson Ranch. Hutcheson is a millionaire living in Bakersfield. Note the filth on the floor and the door broken off.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:31--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District.[Broken door of small shack privy?]

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:32--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. Row of cabins for farm laborers.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:33--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. Typical laborer shanties. Note the screen doors are off several of the cabins.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:34--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. This is a typical camp for families of farm laborers in the Kern Lake District. Note one-room cabins, no windows, unpainted, and unsightly.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:35--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. The typical laborer cabins. The Deputy Health Officer of Kern County is standing near the cabin.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:36--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. Banducci Ranch. A typical cabin for laborer and his family. Note the broken screen door.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:37--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. Banducci Ranch. A laborer cabin, showing the women folks at home.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:38--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. Banducci Ranch. Shower. Note the broken, littered-up floor, absence of any dressing quarters, and only cold water for the shower. The drain resulted in a mud hole forming in front of the door. The only shower available for the laborers and their families from several cabins.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:39--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. One of the Banducci Ranches. Typical laborer cabins. Note the crude structure, broken screen doors, and weeds in front.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:63--PIC Not much room in this one room shack, but its shelter from a trying winter. S.E.R.A. Photo, 4/17/35

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:40--PIC July, 1936, Kern County, Kern Lake District. Frick Ranch. Ladies' privy. Note weeds growing around the building and necessity of crossing freshly ploughed ground to reach the building.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:41--PIC July, 1936. Kern County, Kern Lake District. Frick Ranch. Laborers' cabins.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:42--PIC July, 1936. Kern County, Kern Lake District. Frick Ranch. Laborers' cabins.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:43--PIC July, 1936, Hoover Ranch, Kern County. Laborers' homes made of adobe.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:44--PIC July, 1936. Kern County, Kern Lake District. Hutcheson Ranch. Negro laborer in the foreground, laborer shanties in the background. One of the dirtiest, most unsanitary camps visited. The owner is reported to be several times a millionaire.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:45--PIC July, 1936, Kern County near Weed Patch. A religious colony, largely Oklahomans. Members of the Full Gospel denomination who have leased this ground and set up their own camp. These are refugees.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:46--PIC [Unidentified migratory camp]

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:47--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. Ambitious but destitute families have formed this community of home-made homes.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:48--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. A few Hooverville roofs.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:49--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. Sanitary conditions in Hooverville are made conspicuous by their absence.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:50--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. How clothes are washed in Hooverville. The washer declined to pose.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:51--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. Residents of Hooverville have found there are many things that will keep out the weather besides standard building materials.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:52--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. One of the Hooverille's better residences.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:53--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. Some of Hooverville's younger citizens.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:54--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. A few outdoor standpipes such as this constitute Hooverville's water supply.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:55--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. Residents of Hooverville are fond of fences.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:56--PIC Hooverville residents don't appreciate the wading facilities made possible by seepage of the American and Sacto. [Sacramento] Rivers. S.E..R.A. Photo, 4/17/35

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:57--PIC Scene in Stink Hollow when spring floods made Hooverille into a miniature lake - inhabitants need boots - but they have no boots!

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:58--PIC Hooverville, Sacramento, California. A typical bachelor's hut.

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:59--PIC Typical Hooverville family inside the home made frome [sic] materials not recognised [sic] by housing laws. S.E.R.A. Photo, 4/17/35

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:60--PIC The master of a Hooverville home at his combination desk, library, dining and dressing table. S.E.R.A. Photo, 4/17/35

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:61--PIC These Hooverville children are ashamed of their home - can you blame them? 7 live in one room, and a small room at that! S.E.R.A. Photo, 4/17/35

 

BANC PIC 1954.013:62--PIC Typical Mexican family - in one room shack. Some sleep in the two beds - the others sleep on the floor. S.E.R.A. Photo, 4/17/35