Funeral Cortege, End of an Era in a Small Town, California, 1938 (Primary Title)

Dorothea Lange, American, 1895 - 1965 (Artist)

1938, probably printed 1960s
Works On Paper
Gelatin silver print
Sheet: 8 × 10 in. (20.32 × 25.4 cm)
Image: 6 15/16 × 9 1/16 in. (17.62 × 23.02 cm)
Framed: 24 × 20 in. (60.96 × 50.8 cm)
Not on view
During Lange’s extensive travels around the nation for the Farm Security Administration, she created a cache of photographs for her personal use. While Lange remembered little about the circumstances that compelled her to take this haunting photograph, her title for the image was inspired by the contemplative face staring out from a hearse window directly into the camera. As in her photographs of migratory workers, Lange evokes a scene of displacement and change resulting from tragedy with a deep uncertainty about the future.
Flush-mounted, then mounted again
Signed and dated in photographer's hand in upper right corner of image in black ink.
John Barton Payne Fund
The Likeness of Labor, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, October 17, 2015 - April 10, 2016

TEAMS exhibition SP-30 "Twentieth Century Photographers", 1975

Kodak Pavillion, World's Fair, New York, NY, May 20 to June 16, 1965

"Photography in the Fine Arts, Exhibit III," New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965.
"Photography in the Fine Arts, Exhibit III", Metropolitan Museum of Art, (New York: Sunday Review,1965).
©artist or artist’s estate

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