GRANDFATHER AND GRANDSON, JAPANESE RELOCATION CAMP, MANZANAR, CALIFORNIA
the photographer's '1163 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, California' stamp on the reverse, 1942, printed later
10½ by 13¼ in. (26.7 by 33.7 cm.)
This photograph is in generally good to very good condition. In the upper left quadrant, along the edge are the following: a 4-inch crease that does not appear to break the emulsion; and adhesive and paper remnants. When examined in raking light, the following are visible: a few soft and sharp handling creases; a 2-3/4-inch scratch at the center left; a small crescent-shaped impression and a small matte deposit, possibly retouching, both in the upper left quadrant. Near the edges there is a very faint line of graphite, likely transference from a mat.
The left margin edge is gently rippled, and there is minor wear to the margin edges and corners.
There is a small rust-colored stain on the reverse.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this photograph appears to fluoresce.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 1991
Elizabeth Partridge, ed., Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life (Washington, D. C., 1994), p. 121
Keith F. Davis, The Photographs of Dorothea Lange (New York, 1995), p. 83
Dorothea Lange: The Human Face (Paris, 1998), p. 87