Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Migrant Mother

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Migrant Mother[edit]

Dorothea Lange's photograph Migrant Mother became one of the defining images of the Great Depression.

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson and children became the most famous image of the Great Depression in the United States. Its one of the classic photographs of the 20th century, and is now an icon of resiliance in the face of adversity. Its focus seems to be a little off, but its still a great image. -- Solipsist 07:43, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  • Nominate and support -- Solipsist 07:43, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, Historically significant, lot's of emotions, although Florence Owens Thompson was just waiting for her boyfriend to get help for the broken down car. -- Chris 73 Talk 08:11, Feb 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, emotion captured nicely. Mgm|(talk) 09:28, Feb 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Abstain, until I learn whether or not copyright is an issue with this photo. Given the date, seems it is still protected. Support. Denni 00:59, 2005 Feb 4 (UTC)
Well you can check the status on the Library of Congress website, but User:MarkSweep has done a nice job of expanding the details on the image description page on the Commons. More interestingly, Florence Owens Thompson was apparently not too happy with being portrayed as destitute, and after this photograph was published on the front page of the San Francisco News she tried to get further publication stopped, only to be told she couldn't because the image was public domain. -- Solipsist 11:21, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • The image page says that it is a work of the US government and thus is PD. And support. BrokenSegue
  • Support, excellent picture --Spangineer 16:08, Feb 4, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, given that this might be the most famous single frame in the history of photography, I guess it should qualify. Alight 19:27, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, a very significant image. Successfully encapsulates the feeling of despair defined by an entire chapter of American history. --Deglr6328 07:02, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. -- AllyUnion (talk) 09:51, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. --Fir0002 00:36, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support --Thomas G Graf 18:42, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Supportmathx314(talk)(email) 00:42, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Janderk 10:42, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. This beautiful image has become the symbol of its time. CryptoStorm 23:50, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Thue | talk 13:55, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Theaterfreak64 01:54, Feb 19, 2005 (UTC)
    • Promoted, overwhelming support BrokenSegue 12:45, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)