The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library is proud
to present the traveling exhibit “Capturing the Times: Photographs of the
Farm Security Administration, 1936-1941.”
Historic photos taken between 1936 and 1941 by a group of photographers
working for the U.S. Farm Security Administration capture the essence of the
nation as it worked toward recovering from the Great Depression.
These photographs have played a significant role in defining the nature of
documentary photography and received critical acclaim for their emotionally
powerful images of everyday life in extreme social, economical, and
The images in this exhibit are an important part of the nation’s visual
memory during this time. Included are Dust Bowl scenes, portraits of
rehabilitation clients, images of striking miners, farm actions, and 4-H
club fairs in their depiction of life in Kansas.
The exhibit is open to the public throughout March. Library hours are 7:45
a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Friday; and 1-9 p.m.,
For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620-417-1160.