Photo shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a tent shelter as part of the “Migrant Mother” series in Nipomo, California. Florence had seven children and was 32-years-old. In March 1936, after picking beets in the Imperial Valley, Thompson and her family were traveling on U.S. Highway 101 towards Watsonville. On the road, the […]
Migrant family from Arkansas playing hillbilly songs at a Farm Security Administration emergency migratory camp in Calipatria, California. This 1939 photo was taken by Dorothea Lange who was traveling the country under the commission of the Farm Security Administration. Her photographs helped humanize the struggle of American families during the Great Depression.