Dorothea Lange. A photographer in a time when women didn't do much beyond cook, clean and rear children. Known mostly for her depression-era photos, Dorothea's most famous photo is "Migrant Mother"...
This is Dorothea:
And...I found this, too. You'll see a close-up of the shoes Dorothea is wearing in this photo and then see an ad, explaining what the shoes were:
My mom will be sending me a biography of D.Lange and I have to say that even before reading a more detailed account of her life, I already feel a closeness to her. Her photos laid the foundation of the sort of work so important in journalism and...apparently Dorothea had flat feet and, well gee, us flat footed ladies gotta stick together.