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Vintage photos of:
Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985). This American photographer covered everything from the Dust Bowl for the Farm Security Administration to news stories for Look magazine. Arthur Rothstein grew up in the Bronx and attended Columbia University where he helped found the University Camera Club. Arthur Rothstein later worked the Columbia University School of Journalism.