Migrant mother, photograph by Dorothea Lange, c 1937.
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'A mother in California who, with her husband and two children will be returned to Oklahoma by the relief administration, after losing a two year old baby during the winter as a result of exposure.' Photograph taken by Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) 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.