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Kansas Farm covered by Dust Bowl, 1936 Rothstein family photo
Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.

Kansas Farm covered by Dust Bowl, 1936

Amazing photo of the soil blown by the "dust bowl" which ended piled up in large drifts near a Liberal, Kansas farm. Taken in March of 1936 by Arthur Rothstein, who was one of the photographers who documented the effects of the Dust Bowl (and the Depression) for the Farm Security Administration.

1 negative : nitrate ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or smaller.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • LOT 0426 (Location of corresponding print).
  • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division.
  • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • United States--Kansas--Seward County--Liberal.
  • Dust, erosion--Kansas
  • Nitrate negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer
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Photo taken at Liberal, Kansas United States of America on
Kansas Farm covered by Dust Bowl, 1936

Arthur Rothstein

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Also in this photo: Arthur Rothstein