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DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)
The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention. - Francis Bacon (1561-1626) posted on Dorothea Lange's darkroom door
DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

White Angel Breadline, San Francisco, 1933

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DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)
White Angel Breadline, San Francisco, 1933
gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950
signed, dated 'May 1951' and inscribed 'For Chappie Packard, A patient man, and a help to photographers in many ways' in ink (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
13 1/8 x 10¼in. (33.3 x 25.8 cm.)
Literature
'White Angel Breadline,' in Maloney, ed., U.S. Camera 1935, William Morrow and Co., 1935, p. 157; Adams, Making a Photograph, The Studio Limited, 1935, rev. ed., 1939, pl. XXX, p. 99; The Family of Man, The Museum of Modern Art, 1955, p. 151; Elliot, Dorothea Lange, The Museum of Modern Art, 1966, p. 20; Coles, Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime, Aperture, 1982, p. 45; Heyman et al., Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1994, pl. 1; Partridge, ed., Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, no. 6.13; Davis, The Photographs of Dorothea Lange, Hallmark Cards, 1995, front cover and p. 21, including a variant; Partridge, Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange, Puffin Books, 1998, p. 41; Borhan, Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer, Little, Brown and Co., 2002, p, 71, and variant p. 70

Lot Essay

Chappie Packard worked in the California regional office of the Farm Security Administration, the U.S. government agency for which Lange photographed during the thirties.

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