Migrant children in Michigan in 1942 – remarkable photographs tell the story of their life

We often think of California having migrant workers, however, they traveled throughout the United States.  In July of 1940, photo/journalist John Vachon took these remarkable photographs of migrant children in Berrien County, Michigan.

Migrant child, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940Migrant child, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940

Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan2 July 1940

 Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan3 1940

Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan2 1940

Migrant girl, strawberry picker, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant girl, strawberry picker, Berrien County, Michigan2 1940

Migrant girl, strawberry picker, Berrien County, Mich. 1940Migrant girl, strawberry picker, Berrien County, Mich. 1940

Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan4 1940

 Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant child, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children eating, Berrien County, Michigan4 1940

Migrant child in front of tent home, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant child eating in front of tent home, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant child, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant child eating, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant children eating, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children eating, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant children eating, Berrien County, MichiganMigrant children eating, Berrien County, Michigan2 1940

Migrant strawberry picker, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant strawberry picker, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan2 1940

Migrant child in front of tent home, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant7 child eating in front of tent home, Berrien County, Michigan

Migrant child eating in front of tent home, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant girl eating in front of tent home, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Child of migrant berry pickers, Berrien County, Mich. 1940Child of migrant berry pickers, Berrien County, Mich. 1940

Migrant child in front of tent home, Berrien County, Mich. 1940Migrant child in front of tent home, Berrien County, Mich. 1940

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan1 1940Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan1 1940

 Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, MichiganMigrant9 children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, MichiganMigrant8 children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, MichiganMigrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan3 1940

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan4

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan6 1940

Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Migrant children at nursery school, Berrien County, Michigan5 1940

 Baby in back seat of migrant workers’ automobile, Berrien County, Michigan 1940Baby in back seat of migrant workers' automobile, Berrien County, Michigan 1940

Baby in back seat of migrant workers’ automobile, Berrien County, MichiganBaby in back seat of migrant workers' automobile, Berrien County, Michigan

Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940

Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940

 

 

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