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Iconic dust bowl photograph

Arthur Rothstein photographer


Title: Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma

Creator(s): Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer

Date Created/Published: 1936 Apr.

Medium: 1 negative ; 8 x 10 inches or smaller.

1 photographic print ; 8 x 10 in.

Summary: Photo shows the Dust Bowl area.

Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-00241 (digital file from print) LC-USZ62-11491 (b&w film copy neg. from print) LC-USZC4-4840 (color film copy transparency from print)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs(

Call Number: FSA/OWI COLL - H 167 [item] [P&P] LC-USF34- 004052 LOT 1536 (corresponding photographic print)

Other Number: H 167

Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA


Digital file made from the original print, not the original negative.

Title and other information from caption card.

Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at

Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.

Published in: Viewpoints; a selection fromthe pictorial collections of the Library of Congress ... Washington : Library of Congress ..., 1975, no. 137.

Original negative not on shelf; may no longer exist, 8-96.



Fathers & children.

United States--Oklahoma--Cimarron County.

Dust storms--Oklahoma


Film negatives.

Photographic prints.


Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives

Part of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection

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