Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/04

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Subject: [Leica] Lange Photo
From: leowesson at (lug)
Date: Thu Dec 4 17:39:43 2008
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It's worth it to have a look of the series of shots that Lange did  
with the family.

On Dec 4, 2008, at 11:07 AM, David Rodgers wrote:

> Slobodan,
> I grew up in Modesto. Back then it was best known as the home of Gallo
> Wine. It also became famous as the subject location of "American
> Graffiti" (though it was filmed in Petaluma). George Lucas graduated
> from my High School, or should I say I from his? It's probably best
> known now for Scott Peterson, who was my brother's fertilizer  
> salesman,
> although that's not why he's infamous.
> Some years back I was looking through one of Dorothea Lange's books.
> Just past "Migrant Mother" there was an image of a corner gas station
> titled, "Riverbank". Riverbank is right next to Modesto. I decided to
> try and find the spot. It wasn't too difficult. There was a small 4x4
> wooden post in the edge of the photograph with street names.
> Dorothea must have been standing in the road when she took the
> photograph. Or maybe she took the image from inside here car. I mean,
> you envision her setting up a tripod and carefully composing. But  
> who's
> to say she didn't snap and dash, like the rest of us have been known  
> to
> do on occasion :-).
> I found the post with the street names lying in the weeds. I should  
> have
> grabbed it. Within days they were framing houses on the land. This was
> during the boom a few years back. The 80's boom that ended when the  
> S&Ls
> collapsed, not the more recent one.
> I took a photo, but there was not reference to the original. And views
> of acres and acres of partially framed homes were such a common site
> back then it hardly seemed worth it.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slobodan Dimitrov []
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 10:17 AM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Lange Photo
> Wow, still living in the neighborhood, i.e. Modesto, so to say.
> I think that the family should be given the Medal of Freedom by Obama.
> s.d.
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 6:43 AM, Ric Carter wrote:
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