Archive for John Vachon

Southern California architecture in Lawrence, Kansas

Posted in Cinema, Kansas, Photo with tags on September 8, 2014 by Dylan Thomas Hayden


The Granada movie theatre in Lawrence, Kansas was still around when I was a kid, though it had a different marquee, and the bus station had moved further down Massachusetts Street. This photo from October 1938 taken by John Vachon is one of the tens of thousands of documentary images compiled by the Farm Security Administration, part of FDR’s New Deal during the Great Depression. The entire archive is now available online.

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