Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Marysville Migrant Camp-California Fruit Tramp and His Family;
Lot 5131
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965); Marysville Migrant Camp-California Fruit Tramp and His Family;
Sold for US$ 3,355 inc. premium
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Lot Details
(n/a) Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)
Marysville Migrant Camp-California Fruit Tramp and His Family, 1935
Ferrotyped gelatin silver print, probably printed 1937-41, with the 'Farm Security Administration' credit stamp, paper label with typed text, negative number '2534-E' in pencil, and Arthur Rothstein FSA stamp on verso, in good condition aside from some very light surface rubs, 2 small creases in the left quadrant of image, and 2, possibly 3 in the upper right corner of image, not framed.
8 x 7 5/8in

Footnotes

  • Another impression of this Dorothea Lange print was sold in this sale room, May 21, 2008, sale 16085, lot 97. Other prints of this image, accredited to Lange, are in the collection of the Library of Congress, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Inadvertently Arthur Rothstein's FSA credit stamp was placed on the reverse instead of Dorothea Lange's.

    The typed label on the reverse describes this scene:
    'This migratory agricultural worker was a tenant farmer from Texas. His story: in 1927 he made $7000; in 1928, broke even; 1929, went in the hole; 1930, still deeper, 1931, lost everything; 1932, started west looking for work. With his wife and family he now seeks jobs in California orchards and fields. Picture taken in Marysville, Calif.'
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