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January 19, 2016 12:00 PM - January 25, 2016 03:00 PMCalender

Arthur Rothstein (American, 1915-1985) Fairfield, Montana

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2876T Location: Boston Date / Time: January 19, 2016 12:00PM


Arthur Rothstein (American, 1915-1985)

Fairfield, Montana, 1939, printed later. Stamped "ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN/PHOTOGRAPH/from the collection of GRACE ROTHSTEIN" in black ink on the verso l.l. with additional pencil annotations. Gelatin silver print, image size 13 5/8 x 9 in. (34.5 x 22.8 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Good.

N.B. In 1936, at the young age of 21, Arthur Rothstein became the first photographer hired by Roy Stryker of the federal government's Resettlement Administration to document the effects of the Great Depression on struggling families, as well as that agency's efforts to alleviate the economic problems facing the nation.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Sheet measures 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28.0 cm). No additional issues to report.

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