Migrant mother, California, February 1936.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Migrant mother, California, February 1936.

© National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library


'Destitute pea pickers in California, a 32-year-old mother of seven children.' Photograph taken by Dorothea Lange when working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The FSA produced some of the most remarkable social documentary photographs of the 20th century in their attempt to produce an encyclopaedic record of American life between 1935 and 1944, employing such photographers as Dorothea Lange, Jack Delano and Ben Shahn.

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