White Angel Bread Line by Dorothea Lange (1932)

The photograph titled “White Angel Bread Line” was taken by the artist Dorothea Lange in the year 1932. The image captures a scene of stark humanity during the Great Depression in the United States. It features a man leaning forward on a wooden railing, cup in hand, separated from a group of other men who are all facing away from the camera. The men are all wearing hats, suggesting a commonality among them despite their individual plights. The subject in the foreground appears deep in thought or concern, set apart from the others not only by his body language but also by the framing of the shot. The photograph conveys a powerful sense of despair and the harsh realities of that era.

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