A Lens on FDR’s New Deal:

Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945

Friday, October 11, 2019

Exhibit Opens 5:00pm
Program at 6:00 PM

Reception at 7:15 PM




On October 11 we will open A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945.  This new exhibit will survey Rothstein’s work with the Farm Security Administration (FSA), for which he documented the problems facing urban and rural Americans, and the New Deal programs created to provide jobs, repair the land, and build new communities.


The show is shaped around an unpublished book proposal that Rothstein assembled to highlight his FSA work.  The show will also include material on other FSA photographers as well as WWII photography by Rothstein after the FSA became part of the Office of War Information. Original photographs, reproductions, and published materials will highlight the varied media where Rothstein’s work was showcased.


Annie Segan, Rothstein’s daughter and co-curator of exhibit, will discuss his work with Hank O’Neal, photographer and author of A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People 1935-1943.




We hope you will be able to participate in this special evening.


Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York City


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