Gallery: Dorothea Lange’s Harrowing Depression-Era Photography

Photo of a daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California, November Daughter of Migrant Coal Miner. This image is available as a print.

Dorothea Lange: Young Migratory Mother, originally from Texas, Edison, California, 1940Young migratory mother, originally from Texas. On the day before the photograph was made she and her husband traveled 35 miles each way to pick peas. They worked 5 hours each and together earned $2.25. They have two young children . . . Live in auto camp. Photograph by Dorothea Lange for the Division of Economic Information, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Edison, Kern County, California, April 11, 1940.

Dorothea Lange "Young migratory mother, originally from Texas" Edison, Kern County, California, April

Family living on Natchez Trace Project, near Lexington, Tennessee during the Great Depression

Family living on Natchez Trace Project, near Lexington, Tennessee, June 1936

1953. Sergeant Frank Prayton takes care of a two weeks old cat during the War of Korea

Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Edison, Kern County, California. Young migratory mother, originally from Texas on the day before the photograph was made she and her husband traveled 35 miles each way to pick peas. They worked 5 hours each and together earned $2.25. They have two young children... Live in auto camp. Dorothea Lange. 1940.

Young migratory mother, originally from Texas. On the day before the photograph was made she and her husband traveled 35 miles each way to pick peas. They worked

Picture of an 18-year-old mother from Oklahoma now a California migrant during the Great Depression.

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Eighteen-year-old mother from Oklahoma now a California migrant, March 1937 The Great Depression

Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in what is now Skopje, Macedonia.

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became Mother Teresa Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a girl. She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.

1935 Great Depression farmer in Marysville, CA

Texas tenant farmer in Marysville, California, migrant camp during the peach season. 1927 made seven thousand dollars in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road. fruit tramp in Califo

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