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Dorothea Lange

Ex-Slave with Long Memory, Alabama

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

Ex-Slave with Long Memory, Alabama

Ex-Slave with Long Memory, Alabama

Dorothea Lange

1895 - 1965

Ex-Slave with Long Memory, Alabama


gelatin silver print, flush-mounted to unprocessed photographic paper, annotated '#13' and '36,' likely in the photographer's hand, in ink on the reverse, framed, 1937, probably printed in the early 1950s

image: 13 ¼ by 10 ½ in. (33.7 by 26.7 cm.)

frame: 22 by 18 ½ in. (55.9 by 47 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph, trimmed to the image and on semi-glossy paper, is in generally very good condition. The following are visible: scattered impressions and creases, including a 1/2-inch crease at the lower right corner that appears to break the emulsion; scattered glossy deposits of indeterminate nature; and isolated edge chipping. The corners are worn, particularly the lower right where the emulsion is lifting and partially torn. As is typical of Lange's prints from this period, the print is flush-mounted to a sheet of exposed photographic paper. There are adhesive remnants near each corner, suggesting it was previously affixed to a mount. The lower left corner When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.


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Collection of Shirley Carter Burden

By descent through family to the present owners

Dorothea Lange (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966), p. 43

Dorothea Lange Looks at the American Country Woman (Fort Worth: The Amon Carter Museum, 1967), p. 53

Milton Meltzer, Dorothea Lange: A Photographer’s Life (New York, 1978) p. 216

Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime (New York: Aperture, 1982), p. 93

Therese Thau Heyman, Sandra S. Phillips, and John Szarkowski, Dorothea Lange: American Photographs (San Francisco, 1992), pl. 62

Keith F. Davis, The Photographs of Dorothea Lange (Kansas City, 1995), p. 69 (variant)

Mark Durden, Dorothea Lange (New York and London, 2001), p. 73

Pierre Borhan, ed., Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer (Boston, 2002), p. 122 (variant)

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2019), p. 34

Laguna Beach Art Gallery, March - April 1965

Fullerton Junior College, 29 Photography Greats: A Photographic Exhibition, December 1967 - January 1968