Shorpy May 15, 2017

“Lawrence, Mrs. G.W. — between February 1894 and February 1901.” 5×7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C.


August 1939. Yakima Valley, Washington. “Champion hop picker in squatter camp before the season opens. Earned five dollars a day in the 1938 season. Age 23, been on the road seven years. Married. ‘I think I did pretty well, only have one baby. Want to get out of this living like a dog’.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.


Washington, D.C., 1942. “Children on rowhouse steps, corner of N and Union Streets S.W.” Note service stars in the windows and the curious narrow passage between houses. Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam.