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Reviews Booklist - Gillian Engberg "With the clean, sophisticated design of a coffee-table art volume, the attractive titles in the Captured History series use the story behind iconic images to introduce young readers to specific time periods.
This fascinating interdisciplinary title, its historic photographs, and its compelling text gives a powerful new lens through which to see this period of American history. The book's layout features extensive white space punctuated by Lange's and other Depression-era photos, along with bold black and red header text, giving the book the feel of a high-end art book.
A minute introduction and photo session produced a series of photos, one of which became one of the most iconic photographs in American history.
What made this photograph so compelling? Who was this woman? What became of her? How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression answers those three questions and more. The author shares with us what led up to this photo session, and the series of 6 photos taken during that 10 minutes.
We learn who the woman in the photo was, where she ended up, and how she felt about practically every US citizen seeing her face. In short, Don Nardo tells us the whole story behind the photo that shocked the government back into reality about the human toll during the Great Depression.
If you enjoy learning about the human aspects of history, especially through photographic evidence, you will enjoy this book as much as I have. I absolutely love this genre.
Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as "Migrant Mother." This famous image is one of a series of photographs that photographer Dorothea Lange made of Florence Thompson and her children in early in Nipomo, California. In the case of the woman Dorothea photographed, she was a migrant farm worker. Unfortunately, the economy hit hard for them too, as the soil was exhausted and the . Meltzer reported that when the Nutzhorn marriage failed, Dorothea's mother took her two children, Dorothea and Martin, and moved back with her own mother, Sophie Lange. (4) 19 Dorothea's mother, Joan, obtained work as a librarian.
I especially like to share lives of people who are not who I grew up reading about. Seeing themselves in a biographical character might be the only reason a reader even tries out a biography.
I have shared the biography Restless Spirit: But Migrant Mother offers something much different. How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression shows the reader six photographs that exemplified a time in the country like no book or article ever could.
Migrant Mother walks us with Dorothea as she swings back around to the pea picking farm against her better judgment since it had been raining. We see, like she did, the hastily arranged lean-to with a mother and three children sheltered underneath.
We learn about the ten-minute ten minutes! I was surprised to find out that the subject that Lange made famous, the woman who became the face of the Great Depression, felt that she had somehow been cheated by the photographer.
This brief biography taught so much about the art form of photography, the desperate times in which people found themselves in during the 30's and one woman who was able to document the time behind a lens.
Interestingly, the photograph Lange became famous for is one in which I routinely turn to year after year to teach inferring. I have found that my students have little or no background knowledge about Lange or the photo, so it is a wonderful tool to ask what might be happening in the photo and for my readers to back up their thoughts with text evidence.
They are excited to learn about Lange and her work after the inference lesson, and many students turn to the biography section or the history section of our library to learn more about the life and times of Dorothea Lange.Clarke's Bookshop (established in ) is situated in Cape Town, South Africa and carries both new and second hand books on Southern Africa.
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"Migrant mother (Florence Owens, 32 year old mother of ten children), Nipomo, California, The photograph that has become known as ""Migrant Mother"" is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in February or March of in Nipomo, California.
Meltzer reported that when the Nutzhorn marriage failed, Dorothea's mother took her two children, Dorothea and Martin, and moved back with her own mother, Sophie Lange. (4) 19 Dorothea's mother, Joan, obtained work as a librarian.
Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Eighty years after Dorothea Lange snapped her "Migrant Mother" photo, a Central Coast community seeks to celebrate its connection to the legendary image.