Unemployment Benefits Aid Begins, San Francisco

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  • Provenance

    Page Imageworks, San Francisco, 1990

  • Exhibited

    Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 19 May - 4 September 1994; and traveling to Milwaukee Art Museum; International Center of Photography, New York; Phillips Collection, Washington, D. C.; and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, through November 1995
    Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, 2 May 2016 - 31 January 2017

  • Literature

    Pier 24 Photography, Collected, p. 108 (this print)
    Szarkowski, Phillips, and Heyman, Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, pl. 49, variant there titled Line-Up at Social Security in early days of the program

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Library of Congress caption for this photograph reads: 'Unemployment benefits aid begins. Line of men inside a division office of the State Employment Service office at San Francisco, California, waiting to register for benefits for one of the first days the office was open. They will receive from six to fifteen dollars per week for up to sixteen weeks. Coincidental with the announcement that the federal unemployment census showed close to ten million persons out of work, twenty-two states begin paying unemployment compensation.’

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Unemployment Benefits Aid Begins, San Francisco

1939
Gelatin silver print.
7 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (19.7 x 24.4 cm)
Farm Security Administration stamps and typed caption on the verso.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

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