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1936: Florence Thompson with one of her children as part of the "Migrant Mother" series
1936: Florence Thompson with one of her children as part of the "Migrant Mother" series

1936: Florence Thompson with one of her children as part of the "Migrant Mother" series

Regular price £100

1936: Florence Thompson with one of her children as part of the "Migrant Mother" series

(Dorothea Lange / Library of Congress)

Florence Owens Thompson was only 32 in this picture by Dorothea Lange, an outtake from the photo session which generated the iconic “Migrant Mother” image.

Born in 1903 in what was then Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma, her parents were displaced Native American Cherokees.  Marrying at 17, she and her husband began a family in California.  When her husband died, Florence was left with six children at the age of 28.  She went on to have four more children, three with a Californian man,  Jim Hill.

At the moment Dorothea Lange encountered the family, their car had broken down while journeying to find crop-picking work.  Hill and the boys in the family had walked in to town to get parts for the car.

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Specifications:

  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour