A man with a suitcase and, presumably, a woman with a bedroll over her shoulder walk with their backs to the camera along a dirt road, juxtaposed ironically with a Southern Pacific billboard that features a man in a suit reclining in a luxurious passenger car seat, aboard a train that Lange says was headed to Los Angeles. The billboard text reads, "Next Time Try the Train / Relax." Between the two figures and in the left distance there appears to be a town, suggesting that they were headed to it. Tire tracks hint that Lange's car made them, since the couple walks on either side of one of the tracks. The picture was taken in March 1937. Photographs of the Depression Era by Dorothea Lange have become iconic for their social comment and content. But her pictures do not always withstand historical scrutiny, despite their beauty of composition and successful commentary. Why are their clothes neat, their shoes showing little wear? Were her two subjects actually on the road for days? Had they perhaps left the train a few minutes ago? Could they have been headed home to the little town in the distance? Does the intent of the picture match the facts?