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AMERICAN MASTERS

The Dust Bowl: Documenting the First Migrants to California

  • Aired: 08/29/2014
  • 02:41
  • Rating: NR
Photographer Dorothea Lange and her husband were the first to witness and to understand the causes of the huge migration to California in the 1930s: families were escaping the Dust Bowl. In this excerpt, Lange describes photographing the first car arriving in California. American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres nationwide Friday, August 29, 9-11 pm on PBS.
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Dorothea Lange and her husband were the first to document Dust Bowl migrants.
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