Waiting for the Truck, Byron, 1942

Waiting for the Truck, Byron, 1942

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Limited Editions

  • 14 × 11 inches — Limited edition of 100
  • 22 × 17 inches — Limited edition of 100
  • 44 × 34 inches — Limited edition of 50

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About the Photograph

Dorothea Lange’s Original Caption:

Byron, California. Field laborers of Japanese ancestry in front of Wartime Civil Control Administration station where they have come for instructions and assistance in regard to their evacuation due in three days under Civilian Exclusion Order Number 24. This order affects 850 persons in this area. The men are now waiting for the truck which will take them, with the rest of the field crew, back to the large-scale delta ranch.

Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, National Archives Identifier 537774 / 210-G-C456

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