- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Iconic images from the Great Depression are on display in a Cooperstown museum’s exhibit featuring the work of a prominent American photographer.

More than 50 photographs taken by Dorothea Lange during the 1930s are on display at the Fenimore Art Museum through the end of the year.

Lange’s black-and-white photos of migrant workers, destitute farm families and Dust Bowl life have become part of the nation’s collective imagery of the Depression. Her work led to her employment with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Farm Security Administration, which hired photographers to document the struggles facing millions of Americans in rural areas.

Michelle Murdock, the museum’s director of exhibitions, will give a lecture on the exhibit on Wednesday.

The exhibit, titled “Dorothea Lange’s America,” runs through Dec. 31.

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