Dorothea Lange - I Am An American


No matte available at this size

additional information

Oakland, Calif., Mar. 1942. A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war.


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All prints on the site are open edition and framed, they are not numbered and are not signed by the photographer/artist. Each framed print is made-to-order. Unfortunately, we do not allow returns except under certain circumstances (please see Return Policy).

Wood frames are offered in white, black or natural. Print sizes up to 16″ x 20″ will be matted and have a ¾″ face and a 1¼″ depth moulding. Larger sizes are not matted and have a 1¼″ face and a 1½″ depth. Please refer to “Frame and Size Guide”. All frames are fitted with Acrylic (.118) FF3 fronts which provide UV, scratch and breakage protection. Prints are on ultra smooth surface, 250-280gsm 100% cotton rag archival lignin-free pH buffered fine art paper. Mats are smooth surface 6-ply acid-free and archival, backing boards are acid-free as well. Back dust cover, wall bumper and hanging hardware are affixed and print will be ready to hang when you receive it.

Our prints are made with a High-Precision Ten-Channel Epson fine art printer utilizing MicroPiezo TFP Print Head. Variable droplet printer technology, with droplets as small as 3 picoliter insures maximum, precise results. AccuPhoto HDR screening technology redefines photographic accuracy, color and clarity.

Framed prints are shipped in a reinforced box with a fitted interior protective structure and are shipped via FedEx Ground within 3-5 days from submission of order. You will receive an order confirmation and tracking number once your order is processed.

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Frame & Size Guide

8 x 8 / 8 x 10 / 11 x 14
12 x 12 / 16 x 16 / 16 x 20
[a] these sizes have
matte opening 1/16″
larger than image size

24 x 24 / 24 x 30 / 24 x 36 
36 x 36 / 36 x 48
[a] these sizes do
not have a matte

frame profile
[a] 3/4″ frame face
[b] 1 1/4″ depth
24 x 36 & 36 x 48 have
[a] 1 1/4" & [b] 1 1/2"

print frame image* border*
8 x 8 9 x 9 4.25 x 4.25 1.875
8 x 10 9 x 11 4 x 6 2
11 x 14 12 x 15 6 x 9 2.5
12 x 12 13 x 13 6.75 x 6.75 2.625
16 x 16 17 x 17 9 x 9 3.5
16 x 20 17 x 21 9 x 13 3.5
24 x 24 25 x 25 14 x 14 5
24 x 30 25 x 31 14 x 20 5
24 x 36 25 x 37 24 x 36 0
36 x 36 37 x 37 22 x 32 7
36 x 48 37 x 49 22 x 33 7

please note: sizes are measured in inches

* this dimension will vary slightly from print to print.
if image is square, margins will vary.
please refer to product description pages for accurate proportions.