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Arthur Rothstein – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle, March 1936.

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Arthur_Rothstein

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Arthur Rothstein (July 17, 1915 in New York City – November 11, 1985 in New Rochelle, New York) was an American photographer.

Rothstein is recognized as one of America’s premier photojournalists. During a career that spanned five decades, he provoked, entertained and informed the American people. His photographs ranged from a hometown baseball game to the drama of war, from struggling rural farmers to US Presidents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rothstein

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footnote:

The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940).

The phenomenon was caused by severe drought coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation, fallow fields, cover crops or other techniques to prevent wind erosion. Deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains had displaced the natural deep-rooted grasses that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during periods of drought and high winds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl

December 13, 2011 - Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , ,

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