Untitled (Matanuska Colonist, San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA, Circa 1935
Gift of Paul S. Taylor
4 in x 3 in
© The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California.
The movement of colonists from northern Minnesota to Alaska in the spring of 1935 is an attempt at ordered resettlement of distressed people. As the initial contingent of 67 families passed through San Francisco, photographic documentation ... was made by Dorothea Lange, of the Division of Rural Rehabilitation, California Emergency Relief Administration
This negative is one of a set of images documenting the arrival of Minnesota farmers bound for Alaska to form the Matanuska settlement.