Dorothea Lange

Richfield Flash: 1939

Richfield Flash: 1939

Between Tulare and Fresno California on U.S. 99. A large variety and great number of service stations face the highway. Photograph taken in May 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange. Part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Hillsborough Socialite Slugged: 1939

Hillsborough Socialite Slugged: 1939

San Francisco, California. After forty-four years of Republican administration, California gets a Democratic administration. The California "New Deal" faces same opposition as the national "New Deal". Photograph taken in January 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange. Part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Go West Young Family: 1936

Go West Young Family: 1936

Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. "The finest people in this world live in Texas but I just can't seem to accomplish nothin' there. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on. I got two brothers still trying to make it back there and there they're sitting," said the father. Photograph taken in August 1936.

Squatter Camp: 1935

Squatter Camp: 1935

Squatter camp shelter with trash strewn around, Indio, Imperial Valley, California. Photograph taken in 1935. Photo by Dorothea Lange. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Rural Rehabilitation: 1938

Rural Rehabilitation: 1938

Farm woman beside her barn door covered with old California license plates. Tulare County, California. Photograph taken in November 1938. Photo by Dorothea Lange. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Plantation Store: 1936

Plantation Store: 1936

Men sitting on the front porch of a plantation store in the Mississippi Delta. The sign reads "Bellgrade Lumber Company - General Merchandise - Lake Charles Plantation". U.S. Government Motor Gasoline, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and a couple of Coca-Cola signs. Photograph taken in July 1936 by Dorothea Lange.

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