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Photograph - Potato picker in camp near Shafter, California
  • Potato picker in camp near Shafter, California
    Lange, Dorothea, born 1895 - died 1965
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Potato picker in camp near Shafter, California

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    california (made)
    California (made)

  • Date:

    1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lange, Dorothea, born 1895 - died 1965 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. in 1973.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.123-1973

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 965, box C

Cars recur in Lange’s Great Depression photographs of rural Americans, many of whom had to take to the road in search of work. Here, she captured a man performing his morning routine against the side of a truck that is apparently his home.

Physical description

Photograph of a man seated beside his truck. He faces away from the camera and looks at a small mirror attached to his truck. He is in the process of shaving.

Place of Origin

california (made)
California (made)

Date

1937 (made)

Artist/maker

Lange, Dorothea, born 1895 - died 1965 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Height: 394 mm, Width: 384 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Dorothea Lange, 'Potato picker in camp near Shafter, California', 1937, gelatin silver print

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1973

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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