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
Florence Owens Thompson, a migrant worker mother, in California 1936. It has become an iconic image of that age. The Great Depression and Dust Bowl era of American history captured some powerful images.
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.
Migrant mother, Florence Owens Thompson, age 32, mother of seven, in Nipomo, California, March 1939. Her picture was iconic image at the time of The Great Depression. During that time she found it difficult to feed her children so she sold her tent and this picture to do so.