Here’s What Life In New Mexico Looked Like In 1935
It’s no secret that the 1930s were some tough years. Years of economic depression combined with the Dust Bowl affecting huge regions of the country led to some of the toughest years Americans have known. Yet, the people endured. Let’s take a look at some photos shot in 1935 by renowned photojournalist Dorothea Lange that show how some New Mexicans managed to survive those years.
Do you have any stories you would like to share about how your family survived this trying time in American history? We would love to hear your stories!
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.