Marion and Charlotte “Lottie” Story of Bakersfield, California, had at least 22 children — including five sets of twins — from 1922 to 1946. Seventeen of their kids are listed on the 1940 U.S. Census (at right). I don’t know the names of all the Story children, but here are 20 of them: Jean, Jane, […]
American River camp, Sacramento, California. Destitute family. Five children, aged two to seventeen years. Dorothea Lange, November, 1936 An interesting male complement to Dorothea Lange's iconic Migrant Mother. Via Shorpy by way of...
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November 1936. "American River camp near Sacramento, California. Children of destitute family. Five children aged two to seventeen." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
In the 1940s, a New York family with 24 children was declared the "largest family in the United States." more