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#7A. The portrait of Mary Ann Savage was made in 1931. She died 5 years later. Many years later, in 1953, her gravestone was photographed as it stood in the village graveyard. Her son, at age 85, recalled: "She helped build this Mormon village in the wilderness", Toquerville, Utah

Creator:
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) (Photographer)
Title:
#7A. The portrait of Mary Ann Savage was made in 1931. She died 5 years later. Many years later, in 1953, her gravestone was photographed as it stood in the village graveyard. Her son, at age 85, recalled: "She helped build this Mormon village in the wilderness", Toquerville, Utah
Alternate Titles:
The American Country Woman
Date:
1953
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Print Size: 12 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (31.1 x 16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Romana Javitz Collection. Transferred from the New York Public Library Picture Collection, 1991
Department:
Photography Collection
Object Number:
91PH021.343
Description:
Title from typed notes in cloth-bound binder produced by Lange, "From the files of Dorothea Lange, Final editing, June 1965". See accompanying box for binder. Negative number: 53300
Markings:
On recto (signed and dated in ink): Dorothea Lange 1953. On verso (handwritten in ink): Negative number 53300; (stamped in blue ink): PROPERTY OF // THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY // PICTURE COLLECTION; (handwritten in black felt-tip marker): #7A // of Series
Provenance:
Dorothea Lange; NYPL Picture Collection
Bibliography:
Lange, Dorothea. “Dorothea Lange Looks at the American Country Woman”. Fort Worth [Texas]: Amon Carter Museum, [1967]. Photography Collection, Call no. MFXZ (Lange) 85-105 and *R-Photo 13-1