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Governor Sandoval, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Accession Number
2015/2.110

Title
Governor Sandoval, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Artist(s)
Arthur Rothstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1936

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
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
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
double portraits
fences (site elements)
geometric patterns
infants
mountains
wearing blankets

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