Currie, Nevada

Accession Number

Currie, Nevada

Arthur Rothstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

14 9/16 in x 17 11/16 in (37 cm x 44.9 cm);14 9/16 in x 17 3/4 in (36.99 cm x 45.09 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Subject matter
Arthur Rothstein worked as the first hired photographer for the Farm Security Administration and is considered among America's premier photojournalists. Throughout his career, he photographed a range of subjects with social commentary being a primary concern. His first projects looked at the dust bowl and tenancies in the South. He quit the FSA in 1940 and began to work for Look magazine, where he worked until 1971.

Physical Description
A photograph of a flat landscape bisected by a dirt road, with a settlement in the middle ground and a small mountain visible along the horizon line.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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buildings (structures)
inhabited places
landscapes (representations)

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