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"Migrant Mother"

One of the most enduring images of the Depression is a portrait of a woman and her children in a California migrant labor camp. Taken by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange, it was the last of a series of six photographs that Lange shot on a rainy afternoon in March 1936.

Destitute peapickers in California; a 32 year old mother of seven children. February 1936.
Source | Dorothea Lange, "Destitute peapickers in California; a 32 year old mother of seven children. February 1936." Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html.
Creator | Dorothea Lange
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Dorothea Lange, “"Migrant Mother",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 22, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1484.

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