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Dorothea Lange

American, 1895–1965
Bessie, Daughter of Zion, Mother of Three, Silver print, 1953, printed ca. 1960.
ReturnBessie, Daughter of Zion, Mother of Three

Inventory number: 6849

Title: Bessie, Daughter of Zion, Mother of Three

Date: 1953, printed ca. 1960

Medium: Silver print

Image size: 11 in (27.9 cm) high by 11 in (27.9 cm) wide

Description: Photographer’s “Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, California” stamp on reverse of mount.

Illustrated: Dorothea Lange Looks at the American Country Woman, 1967, p. 24. Captioned: “Bessie, Daughter of Zion, mother of three, she lives in a small village settled on an isolated ox-cart trail in 1858 by ten families.”

Price: $9,500

 

ReturnUntitled [Migrant Camp around a Muddy Track, Bakersfield, California]

Inventory number: 5118

Title: Untitled [Migrant Camp around a Muddy Track, Bakersfield, California]

Date: 1935

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7½ in (19.1 cm) high by 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) wide

Description: Resettlement Administration stamps, photographer’s credit stamp, and “RA 1775C” inscribed in pencil on reverse of print.

Price: $4,000

 

ReturnSquatters Along Highway Near Bakersfield, California

Inventory number: 5094

Title: Squatters Along Highway Near Bakersfield, California

Date: 1935

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7¾ in (19.7 cm) high by 7½ in (19.1 cm) wide

Description: Resettlement Administration stamps, photographer’s credit stamp, and “RA 961 E” inscribed in pencil on reverse of print.

Notes: Twenty-two in family. Thirty-nine evictions. Now encamped near Bakersfield without shelter, without water, and looking for work in cotton.

Price: $3,500

 

ReturnMichael Kenneally on His 30 Acres, Ireland

Inventory number: 6345

Title: Michael Kenneally on His 30 Acres, Ireland

Date: 1954

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7⅝ in (19.4 cm) high by 9⅞ in (25.1 cm) wide

Description: Magnum rubber stamp verso. Lange was never a member of Magnum, however, she occasionally consigned photographs to the agency for distribution to publishers.

Illustrated: “Irish Country People,” Life Magazine, Mar. 21, 1955, p. 137.

Price: $4,000

 

ReturnMigrant Workers Camp Along Roadside, California

Inventory number: 5122

Title: Migrant Workers Camp Along Roadside, California

Date: 1935

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7½ in (19.1 cm) high by 9½ in (24.1 cm) wide

Description: Annotated “Migratory Workers in camp along roadside” in pencil on reverse of print.

Price: $3,500

 

ReturnArkansas Family. Seven Months in California. Washing Dishes

Inventory number: 5115

Title: Arkansas Family. Seven Months in California. Washing Dishes

Date: 1935

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7½ in (19.1 cm) high by 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) wide

Description: Resettlement Administration stamps, photographer’s credit stamp, “RA 1790C” in pencil on reverse of print.

Price: $3,500

 

ReturnOklahoma Refugees Quarters in California

Inventory number: 5123

Title: Oklahoma Refugees Quarters in California

Date: ca. 1936

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7½ in (19.1 cm) high by 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) wide

Description: Resettlement Administration stamps, photographer’s credit stamp, “RA 1829C” in pencil on reverse of print.

Price: $3,500

 

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