Dorothea Lange - Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Page Imageworks, San Francisco, 1996

  • Exhibited

    Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, 2 May 2016 - 31 January 2017

  • Literature

    Pier 24 Photography, Collected, p. 108 (this print)
    O’Neal, A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People, 1935-1943, p. 182
    Partridge, Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life, p. 112, fig. 6.20

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Library of Congress caption for this image is, 'Kern County, California. Undernourished cotton picker's child listening to speeches of organizer at strike meeting to raise wages from seventy-five cents to ninety cents a hundred pounds. Strike unsuccessful.'


Undernourished Cotton Picker’s Child, Strike Meeting, Kern County, California

Gelatin silver print.
7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Annotated ‘18732E’ in an unidentified hand in ink on the mount; Farm Security Administration stamp and typed caption affixed to the reverse of the mount.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $11,250

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Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection

New York Auction 4 April 2019