A glimpse of rural life in Georgia in 1939, times were hard

Erosion of land was a major problem in Georgia during the 1930’s along with the depression.

Marion Post Walcott visited Georgia and documented the economic difficulties residents had with photographs Her photographs provide a glimpse of life in rural Georgia in 1939. The descriptions included with the photographs are hers.

Farmer in overalls pointing toward eroded landfarmer pointed at eroded land m. post wolcott may 1939

Old cotton warehouse with roof taken off to avoid taxes. Rutledge, Georgia

cotton house without roof - m. post wolcott may 1939

Family moving from place to place through southern regions doing any kind of repair work near Atlanta, Georgiafamily moving from place to place

Former tenant moving into new house where he will be a day laborer. Southern Georgia Former tenant moving into new house where he will be a day laborer. Southern GeorgiaFormer tenant moving into new house2former tenant moving3former tenant moving4

A lumber planing mill. Cairo, GeorgiaA lumber planing mill. Cairo, GeorgiaA lumber planing mill. Cairo, Georgia mar 1939

Stacks of lumber with tractor in planing mill. Cairo, GeorgiaStacks of lumber with tractor in planing mill. Cairo, Georgia Mar. 1939

Rehabilitation borrower’s family, Greene County, Georgia 1939Rehabilitation borrower's family, Greene County, Georgia 1939

Watching a Baseball game, Atlanta, Georgia 1939Baseball game 1939Watching a baseball game, Atlanta, Georgia2 1939Watching a baseball game, Atlanta, Georgia 1939

Highway near Greensboro, Georgia may 1939Highway near Greensboro, Georgia may 1939

Sharecropper’s home, Greene County, Georgia 1939Sharecropper's home, Greene County, Georgia 1939

Rural landscape. Georgia, Greene County 1939Rural landscape. Georgia, Greene County 1939

Deserted home. Greene County, Georgia 1939Deserted home. Greene County, Georgia 1939

 

Eroded land. Greene County, Georgia May 1939Eroded land. Greene County, Georgia may 1939

Eroded land. Greene County, Georgia may 1939

Chopping cotton near Montezuma, Georgia May 1939Chopping cotton near Montezuma, Georgia may 1939Chopping cotton, near Montezuma, Georgia 1939

Rehabilitation client’s house. Greene County, GeorgiaRehabilitation client's house. Greene County, Georgia

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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