Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images;
Lot 97
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images;
Sold for US$ 36,000 inc. premium
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Photographs San Francisco
21 May 2008 13:00 PDT

Auction 16085
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images; Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images; Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images; Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images; Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images; Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images;
Lot Details
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)
Selected Resettlement and Farm Security Administrative Images, 1935-43
A group of 53 photographs, including 'Dust Bowl Refugees'; 'Tenant Farmer in Texas'; 'Pare Lorentz and Paul Ivano'; 'Landless Family', and many others taken for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration, four are mounted on grey illustration board, 5 with typed caption label on verso, 4 titled by the photographer in ink or pencil on verso, others annotated in an unidentified hand, 38 with the photographer's credit stamp and Neg. No., duplicate images of 10 photographs; included also is a Carl Mydans FSA photograph, 'Loafer's Wall at Courthouse, Batesville, Arkansas.' (53)

This collection of photographs originally belonged to Pare Lorentz, the nationally famous American motion picture critic, author and director of 'The Plow that Broke the Plains', a documentary film produced by the Resettlement Administration of USA. Dorothea Lange and John Steinbeck were among Lorentz's personal friends and supporters of his work.
each approx. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2in

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  • Provenance:
    From Pare Lorentz to the present owner
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