Waiting with Luggage, San Francisco, 1942

Waiting with Luggage, San Francisco, 1942

50.00

50% of Dorothea Lange print sale proceeds will be donated to the ACLU and the NILC.

Dorothea Lange’s Original Caption:

San Francisco, California. An early comer arrives with personal effects at 2020 Van Ness Avenue as part of the contingent of 664 residents of Japanese ancestry, first to be evacuated from San Francisco on April 6, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, National Archives Identifier 536059 / 210-G-A84

Limited Editions

  • 14 × 11 inches — Limited edition of 100

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About the Artist

Photographer Dorothea Lange was hired by the War Relocation Authority to create a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942. Her photographs were impounded by the government for the duration of World War II, and quietly deposited into the National Archives. Read more about the history of these photographs on the Anchor Editions Blog.

About the Print

  • Each print is hand-numbered on the bottom-left, and bears an Anchor Editions stamp on verso
  • Dimensions indicate the size of the paper. Actual image size is slightly less, allowing for a suitable margin for hand-numbering and framing
  • Printed to museum-grade specifications using archival pigment ink
  • 11 × 14 prints: Printed on Harman by Hahnemühle Gloss Baryta, a heavyweight, 100% alpha-cellulose paper, with a smooth, subtly-glossy surface
  • Larger prints: Printed on Moab Juniper Baryta Rag, a heavyweight, 100% cotton rag paper with traditional baryta coating, free of optical brightening agents. Using the same archival materials and processes as the best fibre-based darkroom printing papers, this paper has a lustre-textured surface reminiscent of traditional fibre-based silver prints