Bindlestiffs (Migrant Single Men)

Yuma, AZ, Circa 1935

Dorothea Lange

Film negative

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

4 in x 3 in


© The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California.

Alternate Title and/or Date
During her lifetime Lange’s photographs appeared in a variety of exhibitions and publications, sometimes years after they were taken. This often resulted in multiple titles for the same image.
The Road People; Crossing Border into California
Additional Information
"Bindlestiff" was a slang term for travelling homeless men who carried a their belongings in a bedroll or bundle.