Thank you for presenting it.
I first saw this image in the early 50s, and as a small-town boy knew instantly what situation was presented. I doubt that anyone who grew up much later, or in a city, would recognize and respond to it. It was not just the widow, but the whole thing -- cropping down would completely ruin the entire story, told in a single photograph. What a genius Lange was!
The period, of course, was referred to even then as the Depression Era.
I think it's time for me to go back and re-read Milton Meltzer's excellent biography of Lange.