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[Migrant Family Between Dallas and Austin, Texas]

Artist:
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965)
Date:
August 1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
18.5 x 23.9 cm (7 5/16 x 9 7/16 in. )
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.351.11
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped in black ink on print, verso C: "PLEASE CREDIT // F.S.A. // FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION // PHOTO BY: LANGE"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso TC: "Migrants from Texas who hope // to find work in the Arkansas // cotton fields."; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "Migrants 4[circled]"; incribed in pencil on print, verso BR: "9740-C"
Farm Security Administration; Russell Lee, before 1939; Estate of Doris Lee, first wife of Russell Lee; [Howard Greenberg/Photofind Gallery, Woodstock, New York, 1984]; Estate of Berrien Thorn; [Richard Sheppard/Danbury Antiques, Suttons Bay, MI, 1999].

O'Neal, Hank. A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and its People, 1935–1945. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976. p. 110.

Taylor, Paul S. Dorothea Lange: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1935-1939, from the Library of Congress, edited by Howard M. Levin, and Katherine Northrup. Vol. 1. 1st ed. Glencoe, Ill.: Text-Fiche Press, 1980. no. 8-13.



Original RA/FSA caption reads: August 1936. Family between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The people have left their home and connections in south Texas and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields, Penniless people. No food and three gallons of gas in the tank. The father is trying to repair a tire. Three children. The father says, "It's tough, but life's tough anyway you take it." [LC USF34-9740-E]
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