Migrant Mother

Migrant Mother

I felt moved to do this sketch of the “Migrant Mother” from the famous Depression era photo by Dorothea Lange. The woman’s name was Florence Owens Thompson. When the photo was taken, she explained that she had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. They had been living on frozen vegetables found in the fields, and birds that the children had killed. This photo among others, helped to bring the plight of the migrant farm workers during the Great Depression to the attention of the United States Government.
Done in graphite, matted and framed, it measures 12″x 15″ to outside of frame.
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