White Angel Breadline, San Francisco

Dorothea Lange, American, 1895 - 1965


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negative 1932, print 1940s

Gelatin silver enlargement print

Image: 13 7/16 × 10 1/2 in. (34.1 × 26.7 cm)

Sheet: 13 15/16 × 11 in. (35.4 × 27.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through gifts from the Class of 1955

© Oakland Museum of California, the City of Oakland, gift of Paul S. Taylor



Place Made: San Francisco, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Stamped, on reverse, in black ink, repeated three times: PHOTOGRAPH BY / DOROTHEA LANGE / 1163 EUCLID AVENUE / BERKELEY / CALIFORNIA

Course History

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Art Historical Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2013

ARTH 17, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Spring 2013

ARTH 16.2, Women in Art, Kristin O'Rourke, Fall 2014

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection, Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

ENGS 7.02, Climate Change, Mary Albert, Winter 2019

SART 29, Photography I, Christina Seely, Spring 2019

COLT 10.21, Coming to America, Gerd Gemunden, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

America's Great Depression; Through the Eyes of Three Women Photographers, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May-August 2010.

Works on Paper: Studies in Contrast, Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, January 14-April 9, 2023.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 175, no. 145.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 153, ill. plate no. 84.


Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2005.

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