Dorthea Lange (1895-1965) was a documentary photographer that took photographs of impoverished people during the Great Depression. In order to increase public sympathy for those most affected by the depression, in 1935 the Farm Security Administration hired Lange to take photos of migrant workers and out of work farmers. This commission resulted in one of her most famous works, the "Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California," that depicted a migrant mother with her two children.
Masters of American Photography issue commemorative stamp, 2002
"Ditched, Stalled, and Stranded, Joaquin Valley, California" by Dorothea Lange
Scott Catalogue USA: 3649l
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Museum ID: 2003.2007.34