In the 1930s, the FSA employed several photographers to document the effects of the Great Depression on the population of America. Many of the photographs can also be seen as propaganda images to support the U.S. government's policy distributing support to the worst affected, poorer areas of the country. Lange's image of a migrant pea picker, Florence Owens Thompson, and her family has become an icon of resiliance in the face of adversity.
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