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Image: Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo

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Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

1936
20th century
203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 in.)

Dorothea Lange, American, (1895–1965)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Edition: Photograph taken March 1936; Library of Congress print of Farm Security Administration (F.S.A.) photograph
Bibliography: Robert Coles, Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime (Aperture, 1982) pp. 76–77; James C. Curtis, “Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, and the Culture of the Great Depression,” Wintertur Portfolio, vol. 21, no. 1 (Spring 1986), pp. 1–20.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1976
Accession Number: 1976.1.14

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This object has the following keywords:
  • California - TGN 7007157
  • Farm Security Administration (FSA)
  • maternity - State of being a mother; also the qualities belonging to or associated with being a mother or being pregnant. [March 1994 scope note changed; related term added; lead-in term added. June 1992 descriptor added.]
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m
  • Western United States - TGN 4011500 (general region): Typically refers to states West of the Rocky Mountains (New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California) and Texas. The term may also sometimes include the states above Texas (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma).

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  • sheet Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 in.)

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