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Lange, Dorothea, photographer.

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

1936 Feb. or Mar.

1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 in.

Notes:

Photograph shows Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as "Migrant Mother." For background information, see "Dorothea Lange's M̀igrant Mother' photographs ..." www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html

Digital file made from the original nitrate negative for "Migrant Mother" (LC-USF34-009058-C). The negative was retouched in the 1930s to erase the thumb holding a tent pole in lower right hand corner. The file print made before the thumb was retouched can be seen at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b29516.

Title from caption card.
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

Subjects:
Migrant agricultural laborers.
Mothers.
Poor persons.
Migrants--California
United States--California--San Luis Obispo County--Nipomo.

Format: Nitrate negatives.
Portrait photographs.
Group portraits.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection

More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b29516

Call Number: LC-USF34- 009058-C
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  • Taken: Jan 1, 1936
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