Corn withered by the heat and chewed by grasshoppers–The Bitter Years #13

Rothstein, Arthur, photographer. Corn withered by heat and chewed by grasshoppers. Terry, Montana. July, 1936.

The Bitter Years, Wall 2 (Drought and Erosion)
Corn withered by heat and chewed by grasshoppers. Terry, Montana.
July, 1936.
Arthur Rothstein 5045-D


The Bitter Years, in 1962, was Edward Steichen’s last exhibition as Director of the Department of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The images in the exhibition were personally selected by Steichen from 270,000 photos taken for the Farm Security Administration by a team of photographers employed between 1935 and 1941 to document (primarily) rural America during the Great Depression.

Image information:

  • Rothstein, Arthur, photographer. Corn withered by heat and chewed by grasshoppers. Terry, Montana. July, 1936. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998019562/PP/. (Accessed September 19, 2016.)
  • Call Number: LC-USF34- 005045-D [P&P]
  • Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection
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