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The Great Depression and Dust Bowl era of American history captured some powerful images. This photo was taken of Florence Owens Thompson, a migrant worker mother, in California (1936). It has become an iconic image of that age. Dorothea Lange, photographer

from Brain Pickings

The Story Behind the Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph and How Dorothea Lange Almost Didn’t Take It

The Story Behind Dorothea Lange’s Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph and How She Almost Didn’t Take It | Brain Pickings

from the Guardian

Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon

One of Dorothea Lange's images (but not the most famous one) of Florence Owens Thompson, California, 1936.


Migrant Mother, 1936 - image of destitute 32-year-old Florence Owens, with an infant and two other of her seven children at a pea-pickers camp in Nipomo, California. Photo taken by Dorothea Lange.

from Metro

21 of the most iconic photos ever taken

Dorothea Lange’s photo of migrant mother Florence Owens Thompson during the Great Depression gives a perfect depiction of the desperate situation many families found themselves in at the time


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Dorothea Lange of Florence Owens Thompson

from the Guardian

Photographing the Great Depression, then and now

Great Figures In American History | Florence Owens Thompson, a migrant worker and mother of seven children ...