Mrs. Botner Arranges her Storage Cellar - 1939


Mrs. Botner Arranges her Storage Cellar - Lange

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In a scene familiar to many of us, Mrs. Botner checks a box of rhubarb on the floor of her storage cellar in Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon. According to photographer Dorothea Lange, Mrs. Botner had put up over 800 quarts of food for the winter. Recently arrived in Oregon seeking better farming conditions, the Botners had made great strides towards providing food for themselves. However, Mrs. Botner added, "I miss my chickens so, but we're just not fixed for chickens or hogs yet." -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0377
Photographer Dorothea Lange
Location Malheur County
Subject Portraits
Decade 1930s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 2.2 x 2.3 inches
Photographer's Number No