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Summer 1936. "President's Report. Dr. Tugwell and farmer of dust bowl area in Texas Panhandle." Resettlement Administration head, New Deal "Brain Trust" strategist and future Puerto Rico governor Rexford Tugwell in the field. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.