This is the Wikipedia entry on Florence herself--which has the iconic photo, as well as the other five photos taken. And SUCH great info on Florence. || Florence Owens Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA—MARCH, 1936: Dorothea Lange captured an immigrant mother, Florence Owens Thompson, with her seven children. Called "Migrant Mother," Thompson became the face of America's resilience and the Great Depression.
This photograph of Florence Owens Thompson (32 year old mother of 7) is one of the great representations of the Great Depression. The photograph was taken by Dorothea Lange after Florence had sold her tent to provide food for her children.
A mother is consumed by her worries and watches over her children during the Dust Bowl (1936). This photo of Florence Owens Thompson is actually one of the photos on this list that became quite famous in its own right.
Dorothea LANGE :: another shot of Florence Owens Thompson, the Migrant Mother, 1936 /// Florence Owens Thompson was the subject of Dorothea Lange’s photo Migrant Mother. The image of a worn, weather-beaten woman, a look of desperation on her face that has become a photographic icon of the Great Depression in America.