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Dan Rather

Artist:
Carl Mydans, 20 May 1907 - 16 Aug 2004  Search this
Sitter:
Dan Irvin Rather, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
Color photograph on paper
Dimensions:
40.6cm x 27.3cm (16" x 10 3/4"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1980
Topic:
Printed Material  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Printed Material\Map  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Dan Irvin Rather: Male  Search this
Dan Irvin Rather: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.84.TC164
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d01a830c-2bf0-4c5c-8da0-499c53fbcb04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.TC164

Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942

Creator:
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Wolcott, Marion Post  Search this
Collier, John, Jr.  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lee, Russell  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Rosskam, Edwin  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
Citation:
Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photography -- United States -- Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Photography -- United States -- Portraits -- Photographs  Search this
Architectural photography -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8898
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211083
AAA_collcode_unstfsad
Theme:
Photography
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211083

Oral history interview with Carl Mydans

Interviewee:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Apr. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carl Mydans conducted 1964 Apr. 29, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Mydans speaks of his background in photography and photojournalism; joining the Farm Security Administration staff; Roy Stryker as a catalyst for creativity; some of his outstanding experiences with the FSA; styles of different photographers; the significance of the FSA in American history, and how it changed Americans' awareness of other Americans; subjects of his photographs and their treatment of him; the influence of his fellow FSA photographers; technological changes in photography.
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Mydans (1907-2004) was a photographer, associated with the Farm Security Administration.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mydans64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f8a8c0f6-9942-4f85-9df9-1984944d8954
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mydans64
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Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25

Interviewee:
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lee, Russell  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13317
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213781
AAA_collcode_rothst64
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213781
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein

Interviewee:
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1964 May 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arthur Rothstein conducted in New York, N.Y., 1964 May 25, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Rothstein speaks of the development of his interest in photography as a hobby while in pre-medical school during the Depression; meeting Roy Stryker and his early impressions of Stryker; the Resettlement Administration and its growth into the Farm Security Administration (FSA); the educational experience of working under Stryker's guidance; the influence of Ben Shahn and Walker Evans; the traveling experience and its influence on him; early assignments; developing as a photographer; documenting the Dust Bowl; the "skull" series and the controversy surrounding it; usage of the FSA works; the FSA's contribution to Rothstein's life and personal development; and going to work for LOOK magazine. He recalls Carl Mydans and Russell Lee.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) was a photographer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 11 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rothst64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bf7545fb-dd5d-44c4-953c-274df0133fea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rothst64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker, 1963-1965

Interviewee:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Collier, John, Jr.  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lee, Russell  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Rosskam, Edwin  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker, 1963-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213931
AAA_collcode_stryke63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213931
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker

Interviewee:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Names:
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-1985  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Extent:
159 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1963-1965
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Roy Emerson Stryker conducted 1963-1965, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in Montrose, Colorado.
Stryker speaks of his youth; early career in ranching and social work; the origin of the photography project in the Farm Security Administration; bureaucratic problems; photography and journalism; photographers on the project; subjects' reaction to being photographed; public perception of the FSA project; Paul Vanderbilt's work with the project's photographs; ethics of the photographers and staff; interaction between the photographers and subjects; the influence of earlier documentary photographers, such as Matthew Brady and Lewis Hine; political and media problems with the project; use of the photographs as a force in social change; and other issues surrounding the FSA photography project. He recalls Jack Delano, John Vachon, Edwin Rosskam, Arthur Rothstein, Rexford Tugwell, John Collier, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott.
Biographical / Historical:
Roy Emerson Stryker (1893-1975) was the director of the Farm Security Administration Historical Section of Washington, D.C. Under Stryker the Photographic project of the FSA documented the drought, poverty and despair of rural and urban America during the Depression.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Identifier:
AAA.stryke63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d788605e-fa3e-4eb3-b02c-ea0b1d9e7130
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stryke63
Online Media:

Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs

Creator:
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Names:
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-1985  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Textual records: 2 partial microfilm reels)
218 Items (Photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1942
Scope and Contents:
Scattered textual records selected from the Farm Security Administration, Historical Section records at the Library of Congress and the Farmers Home Administration records at the National Archives primarily revolving around activities of Roy Stryker. Included are personnel and travel records, typescripts of photograph captions, correspondence, memoranda, files on public relations and exhibits, and printed material.
218 copy prints of photographs of America taken for the FSA, including landscapes, people, homes and other architecture, rural scenes, urban scenes, workers, products of farm and industry, transportation, entertainment, and the Quarter Circle U Ranch, Birney, Montana. Photographers include: Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, John Collier, Marion Post Wolcott, Jack Delano, Russell Lee, John Vachon, Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans, and Edwin Rosskam.
Biographical / Historical:
Established 1935 in the Resettlement Administration Historical Section's photographic project to document poverty stricken rural America under the direction of Roy E. Stryker. In 1937, Roosevelt established the FSA, and the Resettlement Administration and its programs fell under its auspices. The Historical Section of the Resettlement Administration remained intact under the FSA, and continued its photographic survey and historical documentation under Stryker's direction.
After 1942, the photographs project was transplanted to the Office War Information, and the emphasis of the project shifted from rural and urban conditions throughout Depression-era U.S. to the domestic impact of the war. In 1946, Congress created the Farmers Home Administration (FHA) which absorbed the FSA and its programs.
Related Materials:
Additional FSA-OWI records located at: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (microfilm available at LC)
Additional Stryker papers located at: Photographic Archives University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. 40208
Provenance:
Microfilm and copy prints donated by the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, 1965.
Reel FSA/WDC2: Record Group 96, textual records of the Farmers Home Administration include the records of the FSA, predecessor to the FHA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Photography -- United States -- Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Photography -- United States -- Portraits -- Photographs  Search this
Architectural photography -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Function:
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.unstfsad
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93760d8ca-0e22-4f9b-8bfb-c9d6ba0078c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-unstfsad

Carl Mydans

Artist:
John Loengard, 1934 - 2020  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Mydans, 20 May 1907 - 16 Aug 2004  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 30.5 x 20.2cm (12 x 7 15/16")
Sheet: 35.4 x 27.8cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Westchester\Larchmont
Date:
1985 (printed 2004)
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Carl Mydans: Male  Search this
Carl Mydans: Literature\Writer  Search this
Carl Mydans: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Carl Mydans: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\War photographer  Search this
Carl Mydans: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Photojournalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of John Loengard
Object number:
NPG.2004.146
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1985 John Loengard
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm487ae1552-4f03-44a3-883b-b15e499cd9a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.146

A Tourist's China

Artist:
Carl Mydans, 20 May 1907 - 16 Aug 2004  Search this
Medium:
Color photograph on paper
Dimensions:
71.1cm x 50.8cm (28" x 20"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1978
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Equipment\Camera  Search this
Vehicle\Bicycle  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.82.TC52
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40d567e57-b768-414e-b1ad-14f42f1f9d06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.TC52

A Tourist's China

Artist:
Carl Mydans, 20 May 1907 - 16 Aug 2004  Search this
Medium:
Color photograph on paper
Dimensions:
35.8cm x 53.6cm (14 1/8" x 21 1/8"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1978
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Equipment\Camera  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.84.TC71
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48e5ff6e8-d956-44cd-8db5-eb7a1632970e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.TC71

South Street on New York City's waterfront

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
Winter 1935
Related Publication:
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist
ID Number:
2005.0228.001
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.001
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Carl Mydans
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e147-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303245

Bowery, N.Y.C.

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
Photograph
Date made:
1935
ID Number:
2005.0228.002
Accession number:
2005.0228
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e148-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303249

The nation's Capitol seen through the slums

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1935-09
1935
Related Publication:
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist
ID Number:
2005.0228.003
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.003
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Carl Mydans
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e5d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303250

Children playing in the slums behind the Capitol, Washington D.C.

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1936-08
1936
Related Publication:
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist
ID Number:
2005.0228.004
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.004
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Carl Mydans
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e149-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303251

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable at a movie preview, Hollywood

Depicted (sitter):
Gable, Clark  Search this
Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Photograph
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Date made:
1936
ID Number:
2005.0228.005
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.005
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e14a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303253

An unemployed man sits on Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1936
Related Publication:
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist
ID Number:
2005.0228.006
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.006
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Carl Mydans
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e26a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303254

Sharecropper's shack in Missouri

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 19 3/4 in; 40.64 cm x 50.165 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Missouri
Date made:
1936-05
1936
ID Number:
2005.0228.007
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.007
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Carl Mydans
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e8f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303255

Loading Oats

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
Photograph
Place made:
United States: Mississippi
Date made:
1936
ID Number:
2005.0228.008
Accession number:
2005.0228
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e652-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303256

Transient cotton choppers on the road

Photographer:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 1/4 in x 20 in; 66.675 cm x 50.8 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Arkansas, Crittenden county
Date made:
1936
Related Publication:
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist
ID Number:
2005.0228.009
Accession number:
2005.0228
Catalog number:
2005.0228.009
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Carl Mydans
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e26b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303257

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