"Migrant Mother" 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 It has become an iconic image of that age.
Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Destitute in pea picker's camp, Nipomo, California, because of the failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tent in
“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, 1936 For many, Florence Owens Thompson is the face of the Great Depression, thanks to legendary photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange made this photograph while visiting a camp in California in February With this.
Florence Thompson, the 'Migrant Mother' in Dorothea Lange's famous 1936 photo, holds up her likeness during an interview, October (Photo by Ted Benson/Modesto Bee/MCT via Getty Images)
The Story Behind This World-Famous Photo Will Break Your Heart
Dorothea Lange took pictures for the Resettlement Administration to show the plight of migrant workers to officials in Washington . The Great Depression made life difficult for everyone, those on the East coast didn't know how bad it was in the Dust Bowl. Lange's picture of the woman (Florence Owens Thompson) and her children portrays a part of life seldom seen. Entitled Migrant Mother, it was taken in 1936, a time when most depictions of the depression were of the urban poor.
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