Roadside Cafe: 1938

Roadside Cafe: 1938

Young African American wife cooking breakfast, outskirts of El Paso, Texas. "Do you suppose I'd be out on the highway cooking my steak if I had it good at home?" Occupations: hotel maid, cook, laundress. Photograph taken in June 1938. Photo by Dorothea Lange. Old photographs provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.