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  • Tags: 1930s

THE DUST BOWL A Film By Ken Burns _ Premieres Sun., Nov. 18th _ PBS.mp4
Four-part documentary miniseries focused primarily on the central and southern Great Plains states, using Burns' familiar style of interviews, photographs, voice-overs, and period music. The trailer is included in OpenValley in support of its "Green…

Dust_Storm_Texas_1935--banner.jpg
"Black Sunday," 14 April 1935, was one of the worst dust storms in recorded U.S. history. Amidst drought conditions and amplified by poor agricultural practices, strong winds displaced hundreds of millions of tons of topsoil in the Great Plains--but…

Baumbach--Summer Landscape.jpg
Baumbach’s work depicts a summer landscape in what appears to be a rural farm town from an aerial view. The colors are bright, and cool tone variations of green dominate much of the space. The greens are contrasted by a blue waterway and a yellow…

Burliuk--Steamboat.jpg
We see a steamboat on a river, its importance shown via a stack located at the center of Burliuk's composition and by how much space the boat itself occupies--seemingly the width of the river. The watercolor is drawn in a neo-primitive style,…

BurliukDavid - Easter Bouquet.JPG
In this still life we see upon a sideboard a pot planted with large lillies, as well as smaller flowers growing around them. There is a book open, which looks to be a highly stylised Bible, propped up in its own rectangular vessel. Given the…

Sharp--Deserted Wharf.jpg
Cool blues and greens dominate much of Sharp’s landscape, creating a sharp contrast against the red of the barn and sails. A body of water surrounding the wharf clearly is too small for any boats and seems to be drying up. The rolling hills and…

Dowling--Bridlepath, Central Park.jpg
Three women and one man are seen riding horses along a muddy trail; a younger rider with two braided pigtails leading them. A faded building is seen in the background--and we remind ourselves that this is New York City. There seem to be three…

AlgerJohn - 01.jpg
We see a small chapel with terra cotta roof and a small bell. The only spots of color are the red roof tiles and the teal of bricks aroud the door. The rest of the painting is bleached, faded to hues of pale beige and blue. The door inside, framed by…
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