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Post Office, Hazelton, Kansas, August 2014
  • Larry Schwarm
    born 1944
    born: Greensburg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Post Office, Hazelton, Kansas, August 2014, 2014
  • Where object was made: Hazelton, Barber County, Kansas, United States
  • inkjet print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40.7 x 61 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 x 24 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 60 x 76.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 23 5/8 x 30 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
    Frame Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Courtesy of artist
  • On view: Perkins Central Court, 317, E1
  • EL2018.058
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Mobile App Exhibition Label:
"Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers", 11-Aug-2018
“For the roughly one hundred residents in Hazelton, schools, gasoline, groceries, and hospital services are all eight to twenty-two miles away. None of the building on this block are in use” (p. 68). As farming practices change, so do rural families and communities. Many communities face the effects of depopulation as farms become larger operations and people move to more urban areas. Tap the web icon to learn more about the effects of depopulation in Kansas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this work, turn to pages 68 and 69 in the exhibition catalog (available in the galleries).