Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Migrant Pea Pickers in California]

Artist:
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965)
Date:
February 1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
18.5 x 24.0 cm (7 5/16 x 9 7/16 in. )
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift through Joyce and Robert Menschel and Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.351.12
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 BC: "Migrant pea pickers. // California."; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "Migrants 3[circled]"; incribed in pencil on print, verso BR: "1804-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].

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. 2-5.



Original RA/FSA caption reads: February 1936. Pea pickers in California. "Ma'm, I've picked peas from Calipatria to Ukiah. This life is simplicity boiled down." [LC USF34-1804-C]
See also: Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Farm Security Administration (FSA) # 8b13689
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