Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona

Arizona, 1940

Dorothea Lange

Film negative

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

4 in x 5 in


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

Resting at cotton wagon before returning to work in the field. He has been picking cotton all day. A good picker earns about two dollars a day working, at this time of the year, about ten hours. — Dorothea Lange Field Notes
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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.
Migratory cotton picker with his sack slung over his shoulder rests at the scales before returning to work in the field