Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

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Accession Number: 1973:0095:0001

Maker: Dorothea Lange, American (1895-1

Title: Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

Date: 1936

Medium: gelatin silver print


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  1. Roamer61 40 months ago | reply

    Sawnot to long ago, an article with an interview in a newspaper. It was with a woman who turned out to be the little girl on the right side of this famous photograph.

  2. ellenico 40 months ago | reply

    really great shot..
    An entirely story in a superb photo.
    A great BW load of passion, doubts..

  3. Jose G V 39 months ago | reply

    Amazing, really amazing pic.

  4. kathyc1430 39 months ago | reply

    This is why we have volunteers and food banks, and why we have to help each other so this never happens again.

  5. ispksarcasm 39 months ago | reply

    this has always been one of my favorite photographs. the emotion is truly touching.

  6. Tsai Tony 38 months ago | reply

    it's hard to make a comment on this image.

  7. orla99913 37 months ago | reply

    Classic 20th century photography.

  8. Nik-CanLady52 37 months ago | reply

    Absolutely iconic and sends a strong message about poverty in our and other countries.

    Just an update for you::
    Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965

  9. HiroshimaGab 35 months ago | reply

    I have added this image and a link back to your gallery on my blog post on single parenting: www.hiroshimagab.com/2011/06/are-husbands-out-of-fashion-...

    thank you for offering use of this powerful photo

  10. agoralex 33 months ago | reply

    Questa foto è nella storia, è veramente un capolavoro!

  11. tom ad 33 months ago | reply

    this is my all time favorite

  12. J M Aguirre 33 months ago | reply

    Excelente foto, ya habia tenido el gusto de mirarla en algun libro o itio web, no recuerdo.
    Saludos a todos !!!

  13. Jackie Sprinkles 32 months ago | reply

    this photo haunts me

  14. m.auriga 30 months ago | reply

    ottima scelta

  15. macchinistamarchioni 30 months ago | reply

    uno fra gli scatti più belli ed intensi della storia.

  16. copperknob2011 29 months ago | reply

    This is my all-time favourite photo by my all-time favourite photographer.

  17. Persodan 27 months ago | reply

    ♥ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ wonderfull shot ! Congratulation !
    Sometime, there is a presence, something witch never arrived. the light move, the colors are doing a show. All is special and the time pass and don't pass ... The magic time is present.
    You shoot it !
    Well done. Congrats

    Les ombres de sable

  18. Zion_81 26 months ago | reply


  19. bigredpenguin 26 months ago | reply

    No matter how many times I've seen this photo (hundreds) it never fails to effect me. I appreciate what this images says about poverty, strength, weakness, America, The Great depression, family, motherhood, children, dependence, photography and art.
    This image says so much to me.
    I am hard pressed to think of another image that evokes the so many emotions in me. This is truly one of the best photographs ever taken.
    in my humble opinion, naturally.

  20. Peter_Australis 18 months ago | reply

    This picture is a timeless icon.

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