Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rancher's son ...

It's hard to find a more evocative photo collection than the series of images created by the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s. Intended in part to document the effects of the Great Depression on America, the photos are an extraordinary record of the age, and a few of the images are exceptional works of art in their own right.

I've featured some of the FSA photographs here before, and think it's time for a couple more. The images in this and tomorrow's posts were taken by the noted photographer Arthur Rothstein, who visited the Glendive area in July 1936 to record the drought conditions there. This shot is labeled, "Son of Montana Rancher":

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