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Dorothea Lange, famed photographer of the Depression, is subject of lecture

Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," an iconic image of the Great Depression. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) (Dorothea Lange)

Dr. Linda Gordon, an award-winning historian and professor at New York University, will discuss the work, politics and life of one of the country’s cultural icons. Gordon, twice a Bancroft Prize winner, garnered the award for her “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits.’

The lecture starts at 4 p.m. at the center’s headquarters at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. The event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the center and the National Women’s History Museum.


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