Untitled (Portrait of Joan Lange Bowly, Dorothea Lange’s Mother)

Carson City, NV, 1927

Dorothea Lange

Film negative

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

3.25 in x 4.25 in


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

. . . the outward appearance of things was very important to her. . . . When I had polio she used to be that way with doctors, and although I was a little child, I hated it. . . . When I was a growing child and we were out, and some friend was approaching us, she would say to me, "Now walk as well as you can." Again, it was, "What would people think" --Dorothea Lange