Dorothea Lange

Supported by government programs and new picture magazines like LIFE, Dorothea Lange and other photographers of the 1930s and '40s created an indelible record of everyday life in difficult times. The Great Depression caused many photographers to consider the camera as an instrument of social change. Foremost among this group was Berkeley photographer Dorothea Lange, whose intimate pictures of people in distress were driven by a deep personal empathy. She continued her intensely personal work after the Depression, creating series on the forced relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II, Irish country life, and postwar suburban California, among many other projects. The Oakland Museum of California houses Lange’s personal archive, a gift from the artist that includes 25,000 negatives, 6,000 vintage prints, field notes, and personal memorabilia. Curators and researchers from around the world visit the Museum to access the Lange collection.

 

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c.1956
c.1955
1955
1956

Both Catalog Sheet Volme 9 and Proof Sheet Volume 49 have this note

ca. 1954

This negative was found in the Lange Problem box. This is one of a strip of two negatives cataloged as 67.137.54192.10 through .11

c.1954

Lange Problem #329. Evidently this is Dorothea Lange's personal duplicate negative.

c.1954

Lange Problem #329. (Resolved 9/23/94)

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1954

This is one of a strip of three 35mm negatives cataloged as 67.137.54100.32 through .34

1954
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Found in Lange Problem box -was missing.

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ca. 1954

This is one of a strip of three negatives cataloged as 67.137.54031.1 through .3

Town
ca. 1954

This is one of a strip of three negatives cataloged as 67.137.54036.4 through .6

1953
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Notes in Proof Book Volume 41: "53237-97: St. George." Paper stapled to bottom of page reads: "St. George 1) general views approaching town 2) road signs 3) Main street - highway in town 4)...

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Notes in Proof Book Volume 41: "53237-97: St. George." Paper stapled to bottom of page reads: "St. George 1) general views approaching town 2) road signs 3) Main street - highway in town 4)...

1953

This image was featured in the Lange Retrospective at NY MOMA. There are three identical images and it is difficult to tell which is the actual negative used. All three negatives have the same...

1953
1.) Town  2.) Folklore Society
ca. 1954

This is one of a strip of five 35mm negatives cataloged as 67.137.54000.3 through .7

1953

This is one of a strip of two negatives cataloged as 67.137.53161.1 and .2

1953

This is one of a strip of two negatives cataloged as 67.137.53205.9 and .10

A. C. Woman; Kids in Summertime; Horseplay
1953
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