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Arthur Rothstein


Arthur Rothstein joined LOOK Magazine as a staff photographer in 1940 and, upon returning from serving in World War II, was named the Director of Photography, a position he held until the magazine’s demise in 1971. Before joining LOOK, Rothstein cemented his reputation as a significant image maker while working for the Farm Security Administration documenting the plight of Americans trying to survive the Depression. The materials available online are a selection of 40 assignments made for the magazine throughout the 1940s and 1950s, including several assignments documenting the city’s changing architecture (including ongoing work at the Empire State Building (1947) and construction on Park Avenue in 1957). Additionally, Rothstein covered the social life of the city an photographed everyday people in such assignments as The Cries of New York (1952) and New York in the Summertime (1949) and portrait sessions with starlets including Audrey Hepburn, Rosemary Clooney, and Dorothy Dandridge.
Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Woman with a costumed man and woman.]


Art Students League Ball [Man in a bull costume.]

Art Students League Ball [Man in a bull costume.]


Art Students League Ball [Costumed ball guests.]

Art Students League Ball [Costumed ball guests.]


N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [Dirk McGuire.]

N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [Dirk McGuire.]


N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [New York Knicks players practicing.]

N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [New York Knicks players practicing.]


N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [Basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Fort Wayne Pistons.]

N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [Basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Fort Wayne Pistons.]


N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [Basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Baltimore Bullets.]

N.Y. Knickerbockers - Dick McGuire [Basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Baltimore Bullets.]


Art Students League Ball [Man talking to a costumed woman.]

Art Students League Ball [Man talking to a costumed woman.]


Communism Party Headquarters - NYC

Communism Party Headquarters - NYC


Art Students League Ball [Man in an elaborate costume.]

Art Students League Ball [Man in an elaborate costume.]


Art Students League Ball [Woman posing for photographers.]

Art Students League Ball [Woman posing for photographers.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Couple in elaborate costumes.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Costumed couple dancing.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Group of guests in elaborate costumes talking.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Costumed couple dancing.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Men dressed as bears named Handy, Candy and Dandy.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Dancing couple wearing elaborate headpieces.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Couple dancing at the ball.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Woman in costume.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Ball guest in an elaborate costume.]


Milton Berle - Damon Runyon Cancer Fund [Milton Berle answering phones at the telethon.]

Milton Berle - Damon Runyon Cancer Fund [Milton Berle answering phones at the telethon.]


Milton Berle - Damon Runyon Cancer Fund [Milton Berle watching women answer the phones at the telethon.]

Milton Berle - Damon Runyon Cancer Fund [Milton Berle watching women answer the phones at the telethon.]


Fifth Avenue - Brigida Dammes, Laraine Day, Pat Geoghegan, Mary Damon. [Woman modeling on the sidewalk.]

Fifth Avenue - Brigida Dammes, Laraine Day, Pat Geoghegan, Mary Damon. [Woman modeling on the sidewalk.]


Fifth Avenue - Brigida Dammes, Laraine Day, Pat Geoghegan, Mary Damon. [Woman modeling.]

Fifth Avenue - Brigida Dammes, Laraine Day, Pat Geoghegan, Mary Damon. [Woman modeling.]


Fifth Avenue - Brigida Dammes, Laraine Day, Pat Geoghegan, Mary Damon. [Woman modeling on the sidewalk.]

Fifth Avenue - Brigida Dammes, Laraine Day, Pat Geoghegan, Mary Damon. [Woman modeling on the sidewalk.]


Parsons School of Design [Model on runway.]

Parsons School of Design [Model on runway.]


Parsons School of Design [Model on runway.]

Parsons School of Design [Model on runway.]


New York in the Summertime [Times Square at night.]

New York in the Summertime [Times Square at night.]


New York in the Summertime [Showgirls performing.]

New York in the Summertime [Showgirls performing.]


New York in the Summertime [45th Street looking east.]

New York in the Summertime [45th Street looking east.]


New York in the Summertime [Showgirls performing.]

New York in the Summertime [Showgirls performing.]


New York in the Summertime [Couple having dinner overlooking Central Park.]

New York in the Summertime [Couple having dinner overlooking Central Park.]


New York in the Summertime [Man playing piano as others lounge by a pool.]

New York in the Summertime [Man playing piano as others lounge by a pool.]


New York in the Summertime [People at the Stork Club.]

New York in the Summertime [People at the Stork Club.]


New York in the Summertime [Coney Island carnival rides at night.]

New York in the Summertime [Coney Island carnival rides at night.]


New York in the Summertime [Couple leaving El Morocco.]

New York in the Summertime [Couple leaving El Morocco.]


Cardinal Spellman [Cardinal Francis Spellman with a group of children.]

Cardinal Spellman [Cardinal Francis Spellman with a group of children.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Group of people preparing for the ball.]


Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York "Dream Ball" [Men in matching body paint smoking and holding bottles of beer.]


Stock Exchange [Overhead view of the floor of the stock exchange.]

Stock Exchange [Overhead view of the floor of the stock exchange.]


Stock Exchange [New York Stock Exchange from Federal Hall.]

Stock Exchange [New York Stock Exchange from Federal Hall.]


Stock Exchange [Women giving a tour of the stock exchange.]

Stock Exchange [Women giving a tour of the stock exchange.]


New York: World Art Center [George Grosz.]

New York: World Art Center [George Grosz.]


New York: World Art Center [George Grosz.]

New York: World Art Center [George Grosz.]


New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]

New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]


New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]

New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]


New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]

New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]


New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]

New York: World Art Center [Joseph Floch.]


New York: World Art Center [Reuben Tam.]

New York: World Art Center [Reuben Tam.]


New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner.]

New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner.]


New York: World Art Center [Zygmunt or Sigmund Menkes.]

New York: World Art Center [Zygmunt or Sigmund Menkes.]


New York: World Art Center [Jacques Lipchitz.]

New York: World Art Center [Jacques Lipchitz.]


New York: World Art Center [Jose de Creeft.]

New York: World Art Center [Jose de Creeft.]


New York: World Art Center [Jose de Creeft.]

New York: World Art Center [Jose de Creeft.]


New York: World Art Center [Jacques Lipchitz.]

New York: World Art Center [Jacques Lipchitz.]


New York: World Art Center [Jose de Creeft.]

New York: World Art Center [Jose de Creeft.]


New York: World Art Center [Jacques Lipchitz.]

New York: World Art Center [Jacques Lipchitz.]


New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner.]

New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner.]


New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner and Jose de Creeft.]

New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner and Jose de Creeft.]


New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner.]

New York: World Art Center [Abraham Rattner.]


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