Mule Skinner and his 20-Mule Team. Wheat Combine in Walla Walla County, WA

Russell Lee, American, 1903 - 1986


July 1941

Gelatin silver print

Image: 10 1/4 × 13 9/16 in. (26 × 34.4 cm)

Sheet: 11 3/16 × 14 in. (28.4 × 35.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund, the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund, and gifts from William Olden and Carola B. and H. G. Terwilliger, by exchange



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Stamped, on reverse, top center edge, in blue ink: PROPIEDAD / F. GAMBOA; Stamped, on reverse, center, in black ink: FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION / Photo By [inscribed, in red pencil: LEE] / Date [inscribed, in red pencil: JULY 1941] Neg. No. [inscribed, in red pencil: 39819-D]

Exhibition History

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 11, 2022.


Farm Security Administration sold to Fernando Gamboa (1909-1990), Mexico, early 1940s; to his daughter (the Fernando Gamboa Foundation); to Charles Isaacs Photography, Inc, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2017.

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