The decisive moment – is it for real?

Sep 29, 2011

It’s one of the most infamous images of the Great Depression: the sun-bleached skull of a steer on the parched, drought-stricken plains of South Dakota. When the photo, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein, ran in The Washington Post, it served as a graphic depiction of the scourge of overgrazed land and the plight of the nation’s homesteaders.

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