Florence Owens Thompson Photo

Florence Owens Thompson

Born: Sep 1, 1903

Death: Sep 16, 1983

Birthplace: Indian Territory

Nationality: United States

Florence Owens Thompson

Date of Birth : Sep 1, 1903
Date of Death : Sep 16, 1983
Birth Place : Indian Territory

Florence Owens Thompson, born Florence Leona Christie, was the subject of Dorothea Lange's famous photo Migrant Mother, an iconic image of the Great Depression. The Library of Congress titled the image: "Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California."

Also known as

  • Florence Leona Christie


  • Cleo Owens
  • George B. Thompson


  • Katherine McIntosh
  • Leroy Owens
  • Viola Owens
  • Violet Owens
  • Norma Rydlewski
  • Ruby Sprague
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