Slave Market

San Francisco, CA, 1934

Dorothea Lange

Gelatin silver print

Gift of Paul S. Taylor


© 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.
Howard Street, San Francisco
Additional Information
"Slave Market" was a sardonic nickname for a stretch of Howard Street where unemployed men would wait hopefully for low-paid day work.