Greeting Card - I Am An American (Dorothea Lange, 1942)
Supported by government programs and new picture magazines like LIFE, Dorothea Lange and other photographers of the 1930s and '40s created an indelible record of everyday life in difficult times. The Great Depression caused many photographers to consider the camera as an instrument of social change. Foremost among this group was Berkeley photographer Dorothea Lange, whose intimate pictures of people in distress were driven by a deep personal empathy. She continued her intensely personal work after the Depression, creating series on the forced relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II, Irish country life, and postwar suburban California, among many other projects.
Dimensions: 12.5 × 19 cm
Printed on heavyweight stock
Envelope: The card is packaged with a brown envelope
Inside: Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface