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1939: Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon
1939: Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon

1939: Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon

Regular price £100

1939: Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon

(Dorothea Lange / Library of Congress)

Dorothea Lange’s photograph of a country store on a dirt road in Gordonton, North Carolina, was taken on a Sunday afternoon in July 1939, on behalf of the Farm Security Administration.

Lange’s notes point out the gasoline pump on the right of the door, and a kerosene pump to the left  She also notes: “Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. The man standing in the doorway is, the brother of the store owner.“

While the pumps and signs no longer exist, the store still stands.

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Specifications:

  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour