Farm Machine

Accession Number

Farm Machine

Arthur Rothstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1915, printed 1985

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

12 5/8 in x 15 3/8 in x 3/4 in (32.07 cm x 39.05 cm x 1.91 cm);12 5/8 in x 15 3/8 in x 3/4 in (32.07 cm x 39.05 cm x 1.91 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 large farm machine in a field of corn. A man in a hat operates the machine.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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farming (function)
machines (general equipment)
men (male humans)

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