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#15. Ma Burnham from Conroy, Arkansas. "My father was a confederate soldier. He give his age a year older than what it was to get into the army. After the war, he bought 280 acres from the railroad and cleared it. We never had a mortgage on it. Then all owned their farms. The land was good and there was free range. We made all we ate and wore. We had a loom and wheel. The old settlers had the cream. In 19 and 20 the land was sold and the money divided. Now none of the children own their land. It's all done gone, but it raised a family. I've done my duty, I feel like I have. I've raised 12 children, 6 dead, 6 alive, and 2 orphans...", Arkansas

Creator:
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) (Photographer)
Title:
#15. Ma Burnham from Conroy, Arkansas. "My father was a confederate soldier. He give his age a year older than what it was to get into the army. After the war, he bought 280 acres from the railroad and cleared it. We never had a mortgage on it. Then all owned their farms. The land was good and there was free range. We made all we ate and wore. We had a loom and wheel. The old settlers had the cream. In 19 and 20 the land was sold and the money divided. Now none of the children own their land. It's all done gone, but it raised a family. I've done my duty, I feel like I have. I've raised 12 children, 6 dead, 6 alive, and 2 orphans...", Arkansas
Alternate Titles:
The American Country Woman
Date:
1938
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Print Size: 13 x 10 3/8 in. (33 x 26.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Romana Javitz Collection; transferred from the Picture Collection
Department:
Photography Collection
Object Number:
91PH021.357
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: 38267
Markings:
On recto (signed in felt-tip marker): Dorothea Lange. On verso (handwritten in ink): Negative number 38267; (stamped in blue ink): PROPERTY OF // THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY // PICTURE COLLECTION; (handwritten in black felt-tip marker): 15 // of the 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