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

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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