Photojournalist Dorothea Lange took many pictures of people and the Georgia countryside when she toured the area in the spring of 1937.
The photographs reveal much about the residents of Georgia. Here are some of these photographs with comments she made about the people and places.
Photograph shows the removal of cured tobacco leaves from a barn for transport to a pack house where the leaves would be removed from the sticks, sorted by grade, and bundled in “ties” in preparation for sale.
Photographs of a hitchhiking family waiting along the highway in Macon, Georgia. The father repairs sewing machines, lawn mowers, etc. He is leaving Macon, where a license is required for such work (twenty-five dollars) and heading back for Alabama
Rural mailbox, thirty-nine miles from Valdosta, Georgia 1937
Field hand getting ready to go to town on a Saturday afternoon. His wages seventy-five cents a day and cabin. He has six children
Water supply near Hartwell, Georgia 1937
Tenant family with six children who are rural rehabilitation clients of the Farm Security Administration. Greene County, Georgia
Home of tenant family with six children who are rural rehabilitation clients of the Farm Security Administration. Greene County, Georgia
Black landowner, Greene County, Georgia. This man has owned his land since 1913. He has raised ten children here
Cotton hoers leaving the fields for lunch. Farmer’s daughter and laborers, whites and blacks. Georgia