Disaster, Shacktown


Dorothea Lange

Gelatin silver print

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

9.563 in x 7.438 in


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

This Settlement is just outside the city limits. No police or fire protection, and no nearby telephone. Home of young family from Oklahoma. Husband works in a cannery, house self-built. Young mother bemoaned loss of her canned food more than the loss of her household possessions. — Dorothea Lange
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.
Untitled (Disasters of Shacktown Communities)