20 Objects That Shape Oklahoma

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Image courtesy Philbrook Musuem of Art.
Image courtesy Philbrook Musuem of Art.

Migrant Family and Their Automobile East of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, 1939, by Russell W. Lee

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa

Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee was inspired to travel to Oklahoma 75 years ago in 1939 in search of “Okie” subjects, or migrant families, like those tragically portrayed in John Steinbeck’s then-recently published novel The Grapes of Wrath.