Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 20

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)


Dust Storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma.
Silver print, the image measuring 254x330.2 mm; 10x13 inches, flush mounted, with the Arthur Rothstein Photograph Collection of Grace Rothstein hand stamp, on mount verso. 1936; printed 1960s.

Arthur Rothstein became the first FSA photographer hired by Stryker in 1935. Rothstein worked for the FSA for five years, photographing rural America, but this, is best known image, was taken very early in his career there. For several months of 1936, Rothstein was tasked with living in and photographing the Dust Bowl.