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Farm Security Administration photographs from Kansas

In the Farm Security Administration's collection of 164,000 images, taken between 1937 and 1945, there are close to 1,000 images from Kansas. These images document the rural life and small town scenes in the state following the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

This photograph, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer John Vachon, captures the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas, in Oct. 1938. The caption reads: "Southern California architecture in Lawrence, Kansas". The photograph is one of 164,000 gathered by photographers between 1935-1945 for the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information. Both collections reside in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. Nearly 1,000 of the photographs were taken in the state of Kansas. ..


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