Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Two Migrant Families on the Road, Looking for Work in the Pea Fields, Nipomo, California]

Artist:
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965)
Date:
February 1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
19.3 x 19.4 cm (7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. )
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.351.8
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped in black ink on print, verso C [upside down]: "PLEASE CREDIT // F.S.A. // FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION // PHOTO BY: LANGE"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BC: "Drought refugees on the road- // California."; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "Migrants 7[circled]"; incribed in pencil on print, verso BR: "2461-E"
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].

Lange, Dorothea, and Paul S. Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. p. 125.

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. 2-2.

Elizabeth Partridge, ed. Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1994. no. 6.17, p. 109.



Original RA/FSA caption reads: February 1936. Two families of migrants from Missouri looking for work in the pea fields. California. [LC USF34-2461-E]
See also: Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Farm Security Administration (FSA) # 8b38213
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