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Dust Bowl Boy: 1936

Dust Bowl Boy: 1936

April 1936. "Son of farmer in dust bowl area. Cimarron County, Oklahoma." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Arthur's daughter Annie Rothstein-Segan writes in with a reminder that Documenting the Face of America, about the thousands of Depression/WW2 era photos taken by her dad and others under the auspices of the FSA-OWI, premieres tonight at 10 on PBS. NYT article.

 

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My grandmother would've been 7 in 1936. She, too , endured the Dust Bowl in Southeast Kansas. Thanks for the PBS shout-out. I'm going to Tivo it now. (Look how far we've come in 72 years!)

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