Title: Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow

Photographer: Dorothea Lange
Author: Jacqueline Jones
Publisher: Vintage
Designer: not listed


Image Title: Negro tenant family who barely lives on the earnings of fifty dollars a year. They pay a standing rent. There are five children working; ages from seven to fourteen. The older children cultivating, the younger children hoeing and chopping. Eutaw, AL 1936
Photo Genre: Social Documentary
Book Genre: African-american women - family life - slavery
Group: FSA
Lange's lengthy title for this image is typical of FSA photographers' descriptive response to the 'shooting scripts' they were given by Roy Stryker.

To see an alternate view of the same subject by Lange, click on 'Point of Interest' at right.