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1939 photo of Keota, Colorado Dust Bowl Rothstein family photo
Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.

1939 photo of Keota, Colorado Dust Bowl

Arthur Rothstein took a series of photos in Colorado in 1939, documenting the devastation of the dust bowl and the depression. This is a town abandoned because of crop failures near Keota, Colorado.

Town abandoned because of continuous crop failures. Keota, Colorado
1 negative : safety ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches or smaller.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • LOT 0459 (Location of corresponding print).
  • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
  • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
  • Film copy on SIS roll 21, frame 715.
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • United States--Colorado--Weld County--Keota.
  • Towns, roadsides--Colorado
  • Safety film negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer
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