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Russ Nicholson using an apple peeler at his home in Nicholson Hollow, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Accession Number
2012/1.218

Title
Russ Nicholson using an apple peeler at his home in Nicholson Hollow, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Artist(s)
Arthur Rothstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1935

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
7 1/2 in x 7 in (19.05 cm x 17.78 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider

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 aged man sitting with an apple peeler, absorbed in his work. He wears a straw hat and has a white beard.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
apple (fruit)
beards
hats
men (male humans)
sitting

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