La Californiana protagonista, Florencia Owens Thompson, acababa de perder a su marido por la tuberculosis. Ella, de 32 años de edad, y sus 7 hijos estaban arruinados puesto que los animales y cultivos de su granja habian muerto por la pandemia y la insalubridad.
NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA—MARCH, 1936: Dorothea Lange captured an immigrant mother, Florence Owens Thompson, with her seven children. Called "Migrant Mother," Thompson became the face of America's resilience and the Great Depression.
Florence Owens Thompson, a migrant worker mother, in California 1936. It has become an iconic image of that age. The Great Depression and Dust Bowl era of American history captured some powerful images.
A mother is consumed by her worries and watches over her children during the Dust Bowl (1936). This photo of Florence Owens Thompson is actually one of the photos on this list that became quite famous in its own right. WL
Dorothea LANGE :: another shot of Florence Owens Thompson, the Migrant Mother, 1936 /// Florence Owens Thompson was the subject of Dorothea Lange’s photo Migrant Mother. The image of a worn, weather-beaten woman, a look of desperation on her face that has become a photographic icon of the Great Depression in America.