Girl from iconic Great Depression photo: 'We were ashamed'
"I wanted to make sure I never lived like that again," says McIntosh, who turns 77 on Saturday."We all worked hard and we all had good jobs and we all stayed with it. When we got a home, we stayed with it."
McIntosh is the girl to the left of her mother when you look at the photograph. The picture is best known as"Migrant Mother," a black-and-white photo taken in February or March 1936 by Dorothea Lange of Florence Owens Thompson, then 32, and her children.
Slate: She was an icon of the Great Depression
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