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Country store on dirt road, Gordontown, North Carolina
(1939); printed (c. 1975)

gelatin silver photograph
24.7 × 34.3 cm (image) 28.0 × 35.3 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Gordontown, North Carolina, United States
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1975
© Library of Congress, FSA Collection © Library of Congress
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Gallery location
Not on display
‘Documentary photography records the social scene of our time. It mirrors the present and documents for the future. Its focus is man in his relation to mankind. It records his customs at work, at war, at play, or his round of activities through twenty-four hours of the day, the cycle of the seasons, or the span of a life. It portrays his institutions – family, church, government, political organizations, social clubs, labour unions. It shows not merely their façades, but seeks to reveal the manner in which they function, absorb the life, hold the loyalty, and influence the behaviour of human beings.’ Dorothea Lange, (1957)