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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange

The Dust Bowl

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange

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Florence Owens Thompson, 32, a poverty-stricken migrant mother with three young children, gazes off into the distance. This photograph, commissioned by the FSA, came to symbolize the Great Depression for many Americans.

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