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03-07-2012, 08:47 PM
"Migrant Mother" was one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange's took of Florence Owens Thompson and her children. According to a Popular Photography article from February 1960, Lange approached the family "as if drawn by a magnet." Thompson allowed five pictures to be taken of her from different distances. She explained that she was waiting in line for food after she and her children sold the tires from their car and hunted birds.