First Born

Berkeley, California, 1952

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.

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.
John, Helen, and Gregor - First Born
Additional Information
This photograph shows Lange's son John and newborn grandson Gregor. It became a universal symbol of fatherhood after appearing in the exhibition and book "The Family of Man" in 1955.