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This Happened- March 6: "Migrant Mother" By Dorothea Lange

The iconic photograph, now referred to as “Migrant Mother” was taken by American photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange during the Great Depression in 1936.

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Watch — OneShot: The Story Of Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother

It may be the most iconic photograph of the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange's 1936 image has come to be known as Migrant Mother, though the Library of Congress references its full title as Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California.

OneShot gives life to the story behind this seminal photograph from recollections Lange offered in an interview years later.

Migrant Mother — (© Dorothea Lange | OneShot)

A selection of Dorothea Lange's works is currently on display at the Jeu de Paume musem in Paris. The exhibition, entitled The Politics of Seeingfocuses on five series: the "Depression period" (1933-1934), the "Farm Security Administration" (1935-1939), the "Japanese American internment" (1942), the "Richmond shipyards' (1942-1944) and a "Public defender" (1955-1957).

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