The caption accompanying this powerful photo reads: "Fifty-seven year old sharecropper woman. Hinds County, Mississippi. Thin dimes around the ankles to prevent headaches."
Dorothea Lange, 1937. [American Memory Link]
Showcasing some of the 160,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers. (If you were to look at 100 of them per day, every day, you'd need more than four years to view them all).