Cotton Pickers and Cotton Weighing Wagon

Bakersfield, Circa 1938

Dorothea Lange

Film negative

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

2.25 in x 2.25 in


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

On Cotton. Commercial production of cotton in Calif began in 1909. In 1936, Calif. produced 3.3% of U.S. Cotton crop. Bakersfield, Calif - Fall '37. Cotton is a crop that always brings evil with it -- the rawest, crudest exploitation, brutalizing anyone & everyone involved in it. — Dorothea Lange
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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.
Cotton Pickers and Cotton Weighing Station, Fall 1937 1937