'Campaign Posters in Garage Window, c 1939.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

'Campaign Posters in Garage Window, c 1939.

Lange, Dorothea

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A photograph of American political campaign posters displayed oin a garage window, taken by Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) in about 1939. As a member of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographic unit, Dorothea Lange photographed migrant workers, sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and other victims of the Depression in the United States between 1935 and 1942 to add to the FSA's extensive record. Lange was particularly interested in photographing people in their social context. She captured the shift from small farming communities in the United States, to the urban mass culture created by World War Two. Lange also travelled to Vietnam, India and Pakistan to photograph other developing cultures and the people affected by them.



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