(01/02/2014)
Gip, Braxton County resident Betty Rivard, will give a lecture based on her book of photos of the state during the 1930s and '40s, focusing on West Virginian's surviving the Great Depression.

Rivard's lecture will be held in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center at 6 p.m on Jan. 7.

Rivard's book, "New Deal Photographs of West Virginia: 1934-43," was produced by 10 professional photographers who visited the state as part of the Farm Security Administration Project during the Great Depression.

The photographers took more than 1,600 photos during their time in the state, and Rivard selected 150 to publish in her 2012 book.

The event at the Culture Center titled, "The 'Other' West Virginia: Positive Images of the State from the 30s and 40s" will sample some of those photographs, and tap into what Rivard believes they mean about the past and the future of the state.

See PHOTO GLIMPSE AT WEST VIRGINIANS DURING GREAT DEPRESSION - 'Hardship, Endurance, Hope," Rivard's New Book Brings Struggle To Life


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