The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

by

Timothy Egan

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Worst Hard Time can help.

Arthur Rothstein Character Analysis

A photographer hired by Roy Stryker to take photos of No Man’s Land in the aftermath of Black Sunday and other subsequent Dust Bowl storms. Originally from New York City, Rothstein was hired in the spring of 1936 at the age of 21. He had just graduated from college. He was sent to Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma to take photos.
Get the entire The Worst Hard Time LitChart as a printable PDF.
The Worst Hard Time PDF

Arthur Rothstein Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

The timeline below shows where the character Arthur Rothstein appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19: Witnesses
Economic Hardship and Lessons of the Great Depression Theme Icon
Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon
...strong measures. Stryker’s contributions would prove to be invaluable to American history. Stryker hired Arthur Rothstein, a young photographer, to go to Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma in the spring of 1936.... (full context)
Economic Hardship and Lessons of the Great Depression Theme Icon
Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon
Outside of Dalhart, Rothstein photographed a lone car running just ahead of a black blizzard cloud. In Boise City,... (full context)