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Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of
seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California.
Lange, Dorothea, photographer.
Portrait shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a photograph
known as "Migrant Mother."
Title from caption card.
This is the original nitrate negative for "Migrant Mother" (LC-USF34-009058-C).
It was retouched in the 1930s to erase the thumb holding a tent pole in lower
right hand corner.
The file print made before the thumb was retouched can be seen in copy negative
Part of the "Migrant Mother" series.
A copy transparency (LC-USF346-009058-C) and a copy safety negative
(LC-USF347-009058-C) are also in the collection.
Libary of Congress prints and photographs: an illustrated guide. Washington :
Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States /
Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide ... Washington :
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division.
Migrant agricultural laborers.
Mothers & children.
United States--California--San Luis Obispo County--Nipomo.
1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 in.
LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516 DLC (b&w digital file from nitrate neg.)
LC-USF34-T01-009058-C DLC (b&w film dup. neg.)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-12883 DLC (digital file from print)
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540
(b&w digital file from nitrate neg.) fsa 8b29516
(digital file from print) ppmsca 12883