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on verso, upper center stamped in black ink: RESETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATION / DATE TAKEN [by Dorothea Lange in black ink: August 17 1936] / NEGATIVE NO. / PLACE [by Dorothea Lange in black ink: Blythe, California] / TITLE [by Dorothea Lange in black ink: Drought Refugees from Oklahoma, in California] / Credit line-- Lange for Resettlement Administration; by Dorothea Lange, center in black ink: Drought Refugees from Oklahoma Camping by / the Roadside. They hope to work in the cotton . / Family of Seven. / The officer at the border (Cal-Arizona) inspection / service said that on this day Aug 17 1936 / 23 car loads and truck loads of migrant families / out of the drought countries of Oklahoma and Arkansas. / had passed through that station, [illegible] California / up to 3 o'clock in the afternoon.


(sale, Christie's, New York, 5 October 2015); Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Van Nuys, CA; gift to NGA, 2017.

Associated Names

Susan Steinhauser


Hoffman, Michael E., ed. Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime. New York, 1982: 73.
Borhan, Pierre. Dorothea Lange, the Heart and Mind of a Photographer. Boston, 2002: 145.
Rubio, Oliva María, Sandra S. Phillips, Jack Von Euw, and Richard K. Doud, in collaboration with PHotoEspaña. Dorothea Lange: The Crucial Years, 1930–1946. Madrid, 2009: 26.
Gordon, Linda. Dorothea Lange. New York, 2014: 33.

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