Pie Town Farmers

September 1940. Jack Whinery, Pie Town, New Mexico, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five children in their dirt-floor dugout home.

Whinery homesteaded with no cash less than a year before and does not have much equipment; consequently he and his family farm the slow, hard way, by hand.

Main window of their dugout was made from the windshield of the worn-out car which brought this family to Pie Town from West Texas.

4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

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