Governor Sandoval, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Accession Number

Governor Sandoval, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Arthur Rothstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

10 ½ in x 13 ½ in (26.67 cm x 34.29 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

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 an old woman with a baby on her back. She stands in front of a wooden enclosure, fences on the left side of the frame.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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double portraits
fences (site elements)
geometric patterns
wearing blankets

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