The Inkwell | Santa Monica, CA 1930s During the early 20th century, a section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well” was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. READ MORE Photo Credit: Los Angeles Public Library
This is a colorized version of Dorthea Lange's 1937 photograph of an 18 year old mother from Oklahoma in a California migrant workers camp. The colorization seems to magnify the harshness of her life, i.e. her hand and the vacant sadness of her eyes. You can't help but wonder if her life improved with the lifting of the depression. What happened with her children and grandchildren?