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Migrant Family, Texas

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Dorothea Lange had a deep-seated belief in photography as a tool for social change. She was hired in the mid-1930s by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to document the plight of the poor and dispossessed during the Depression. Her empathetic response to her subjects set her work apart from...

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Inscription

Lettered on verso: Farm Security Administration/Photograph by Lange/ Date taken Aug. 1936 / Neg. No. 9740-C/ "Migrant Family, Texas"

Provenance

Stephen White Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; purchased January 1979.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

1936

Dimensions

Image: 21.8 x 30.6 cm (8 9/16 x 12 1/16 in.) Sheet: 26.3 x 31.9 cm (10 3/8 x 12 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.15

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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