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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.

Lifting an engine with the eighty-ton cranes at the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shops in Topeka, Kansas. This locomotive will be carried to another part of the shop to be wheeled. March 1943. Photo by Jack Delano. From the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. America From the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration-OWI, 1935-1945.


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