Dorothea Lange - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Family of the artist, San Francisco
    Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, 1989

  • Literature

    Pierre Borhan, Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer, p. 63

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lange's caption on the verso reads: 'Photographed Jan. 4, 1938, San Francisco, California. Men, jobless, line up to file claims for unemployment insurance.'

Photographs from a Prominent New York Collection


San Francisco Social Security Office

Gelatin silver print.
8 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (21.6 x 19.4 cm)
Signed, dated, captioned, annotated with the photographer's '2706 Virginia St., Berkeley, California' address and 'Photograph by Dorothea Lange, 1163 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, California, Telephone Landscape 4-3880' credit stamp on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $16,510

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023