Waiting for the Truck, Byron, 1942

Waiting for the Truck, Byron, 1942


11 ✕ 14 Inch Print

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.

50% of the proceeds from this limited edition of 100 prints will be donated to the ACLU.

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

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About the Print

  • Each size is limited to an edition of 100
  • Prints have a white margin and in most cases show the black edges of the negative, as they are printed to show the un-cropped frame captured by the photographer.
  • Each print is hand-numbered on the bottom-left, and bears an Anchor Editions stamp on verso
  • Printed to museum-grade specifications using archival pigment ink
  • Printed on Harman by Hahnemühle Gloss Baryta, a heavyweight, 100% alpha-cellulose paper, with a smooth, subtly-glossy surface