artist: Dorothea Lange

title: Portrait of a Young Girl with White Cat

year: ca. 1924
one of Lange's earliest prints

size: 8 1/2" x 7"

process: vintage gelatin silver print

marks: signed & dated by Lange in the lower right of the image

curator's notes: This image is interesting because it represents that period in which Dorothy Lange was a studio photographer to the upper income Jewish families of the East Side. It's interesting when viewed side by side with Migrant Mother. The striking difference between her early work of family portraits and the compelling portraits of the depression. It represents simultaneously two dramatic differences in both style and politics.