Toward Los Angeles, California (LOC)

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Lange, Dorothea, photographer.

Toward Los Angeles, California

1937 Mar.

1 negative : nitrate ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or smaller.

Photo shows two people walking (hitchhiking?) along road near a billboard that says "Next time, try the train. Relax."
Title and other information from caption card.
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

United States--California.

Format: Nitrate negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection

More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at

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Call Number: LC-USF34- 016317-E

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  1. jul-oui 60 months ago | reply

    nice contrast

  2. Jerry Lee Que IV [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Black & White Photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. brownbeatle 48 months ago | reply

    this is absolutely stunning.

  4. (deaf mute) 48 months ago | reply

    This classic needs to be included.
    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called In The Streets, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
    -- (?)

  5. MargaretDonald 48 months ago | reply

    Wonderful photo.

  6. [ blair stretch ] 48 months ago | reply

    Best photo I have seen in ages. Wonderful.

  7. M Peterson Photography [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    I've seen this as a poster for several productions of Of Mice And Men, but I've never seen this photograph. Fantastic!

  8. Joshua Daniel O. 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 2 be a Foto-Gopher, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    great pic!

  9. Galway Pete. 48 months ago | reply

    Great image .Great work.

  10. Tiago Silvestre - Photography 47 months ago | reply

    Every time I look at this image I wonder.... What am I doing with a camera all the time? :)

    This is really a master work!

  11. artland 41 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


  12. sara zollino 32 months ago | reply

    Ah, Dorothea ...

  13. kivajo 28 months ago | reply

    Oh the irony

  14. Andrey Timofeev 18 months ago | reply

    Yeah! Awesome <3

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