(standard disclaimer: these links were live in July 2012; apologies in advance if they're no longer active)

The Photographic Series

Library of Congress - five of the six in the series (no known restrictions on use)
For other FSA images, seeFSA-OWI Black and White photographs - Library of Congress

Articles About the Photograph and its Subjects

Christie's- auctioning off DL's personal copy of the image as a 12x9 gelatin silver print in 2002
Geoffrey Dunn, "Photographic License," New Times, San Luis Obispo, 2002
Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, "Migrant Mother," excerpt from No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy (University of Chicago, 2007)
Rebecca Maksel, "Migrant Madonna," Smithsonian Magazine, March 2002
Daniel Nealand, "Archival Vintages for the Grapes of Wrath," Prologue magazine, National Archives, Vol 40 (4), Winter 2008
Michael Stones, "The Other Migrant Mother," Open Photography Forums.com, n.d.
Library of Congress American Memory, "Exploring Contexts: Migrant Mother"
Wikipedia article, "Florence Owens Thompson" (note the external links, and also the issues that arise on the "Talk" page about the article)

More About Lange and Her Equipment

Dorothea Lange Archive - Oakland Museum of California
Shorpy.com posts an image of Lange posing on her car with her Graflex camera (comments thread goes into detail about many aspects of the image, including which model camera it is, and what kind of shoes she is wearing).
See also "Graflex Super D" - http://lommen9.home.xs4all.nl/Graflex%20Series%20D/index.html

Lesson Plans

NewDeal.org - "The Depression and the Arts: Documenting the Migrant Experience" (Grades 8-12)
EdSitement "Depression-Era Photographs: Worth a Thousand Words" (Grades 9-12)


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