signed and inscribed 'Photograph by Dorothea Lange from my Collection' by Rondal Partridge, the photographer's assistant, and with '38065' in pencil and the photographer's '1163 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, California' stamp on the reverse, circa 1938, probably printed later
9⅝ by 7⅝ in. (24.4 by 19.4 cm.)
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. Very faint silvering is visible along the lower edge when examining the print in raking light. The linear marks that are visible throughout the image appear to be features of the negative and not of this print. Near the lower edge there is a very faint line of graphite, likely transference from a mat. The margin corners are bumped.
When examined under ultraviolet light, the margins appear to fluoresce.
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The photographer to Rondal Partridge
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 1991