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
Notes:
Lange's lengthy title for this image is typical of FSA photographers' descriptive response to the 'shooting scripts' they were given by Roy Stryker.
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To see an alternate view of the same subject by Lange, click on 'Point of Interest' at right.