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Dorothea Lange

"Migrant Mother" and other Great Depression documentary photographs.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Jobless Men Lined up for the First Time in California to File Claims for Unemployment Compensation
Dorothea Lange was one of America's greatest documentary photographers best known for her chronicles of the Great Depression and for her photographs of migratory farm workers. U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) hired her to document living conditions of farm workers families relocated west to escape the Dust Bowl, the drought which devastated millions of acres of farmland in Midwestern states such as Oklahoma.
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1895, Lange studied photography at Columbia University then went on a career as a portrait photographer in San Francisco. Her photos of the homeless and unemployed in San Francisco's breadlines, labor demonstrations, and soup kitchens led to a job with the FSA. Her image "Migrant Mother" is arguably the best-known documentary photograph of the 20th century.
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Mrs. G. Gaylord Watson (May V. Landis) and daughters (E.V. Watson & M.W. Sevaly)

Mrs. G. Gaylord Watson (May V. Landis) and daughters (E.V. Watson & M....

Artist: Dorothea Lange.Artist Bio: American, 1895 - 1965.Creation Date: 1921.Print Date: 1921.Process: gelatin silver print.Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth V. Watson ... more

Marilyn Watson Sevaly

Marilyn Watson Sevaly

Artist: Dorothea Lange.Artist Bio: American, 1895 - 1965.Creation Date: 1921.Print Date: 1921.Process: gelatin silver print.Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth V. Watson ... more

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven children without food. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Nipomo, California

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven children without food. Mot...

Photograph shows Florence Thompson with two of her children as part of the "Migrant Mother" series. For background information, see "Dorothea Lange's M̀igrant Mother' photographs ..." http://www.loc.gov/rr/prin... more

'Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California'

'Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California'

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965); Gelatin Silver..This iconic portrait of a mother and her three children was taken in the USA in 1936. The family lived in a tent in a pea-pickers camp in Nipomo Valley, California. ... more

Jobless Men Lined up for the First Time in California to File Claims for Unemployment Compensation

Jobless Men Lined up for the First Time in California to File Claims f...

Photographs of the Social Security Board Activities