by Dorothea Lange
1936 — Florence Owens Thompson, 32, a poverty-stricken migrant mother with three young children, gazes off into the distance. This photograph, commissioned by the FSA, came to symbolize the Great Depression for many Americans. — Image by © CORBIS

Dorothea Lange was born #onthisday in 1895. Best known for her depression era photography and photojournalism. Her work helped document the great depression.

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