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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Dorothea Lange

Rear Window: 1936

Rear Window: 1936

June 1936. "View out of rear window tenement dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Solomon, 133 Avenue D, New York City. The Solomon family are all on the accepted list for resettlement at Hightstown, New Jersey." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Tom Joad: 1936

Tom Joad: 1936

February 1936. "Once a Missouri farmer, now a migratory farm laborer on the Pacific Coast, California." A possible prequel to The Grapes of Wrath. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bosque Farms Baby: 1935

Bosque Farms Baby: 1935

December 1935. "Resettled at Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Family of four from Taos Junction shows temporary dwelling." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Approaching Fresno: 1939

Approaching Fresno: 1939

May 1939. "Between Tulare and Fresno. From the overpass approaching Fresno." Large-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Country Store: 1939

Country Store: 1939

July 1939. "Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina." The rustic emporium seen earlier here and here. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Cedargrove Sluggers: 1939

Cedargrove Sluggers: 1939

1939. "Fourth of July near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rural filling stations become community centers and general loafing grounds. The men in the baseball suits are on a local team which will play a game nearby. They are called the Cedargrove Team." Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Electric Shoe Shop: 1939

Electric Shoe Shop: 1939

July 1939. "Street encounter on a Saturday afternoon. Pittsboro, North Carolina." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 
 
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