BUY PRINT    A migrant mother, 32, who has seven hungry children, living in a tent camp in Nipomo, California. Photograph by Dorothea Lange, March 1936. The mother in this photo is the famous subject of a Depression-era portrait known as "Migrant Mother." She came forward in the late 1970s and was revealed to be Florence Owens Thompson. She died in 1983. You can see the photo and read more here. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos