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'Dorothea Lange's famous photograph, 'Migrant Mother'
Dorothea Lange's famous photograph, "Migrant Mother"

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The Power of Dorothea Lange's Pictures
Dorothea Lange's most famous photograph is commonly known as the "Migrant Mother." In 1936, Lange photographed a woman from Oklahoma who worked in the pea fields of Nipomo, California, near Santa Barbara. The woman was a widow with seven children, who survived by eating frozen peas from the fields and birds her children caught. This image became a symbol for the suffering caused by the Depression. It was published in the San Francisco News and led to relief for the camp where the woman lived. How old do you think the woman in the photo was?
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