Tag: 1930’s

These are remarkable photographs of people in rural Georgia from 1937

Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange’s photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. She visited Georgia in 1937 and below are some of … Read More

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Girl Bites Dog – written by the one who did it!

GIRL BITES DOG By Joyce Ray Wheeler It hasn’t been comfortable choosing to write this article for two reasons. First, I’ve written about dogs before, and second, I’m reluctant to admit that I am the girl who bit the dog! … Read More

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

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Can you believe that a cotton mill outside Atlanta had a ‘tornado’ fence? [old pics]

In 1939 when Photojournalist, Marion Post Wolcott, traveled to Georgia, she took many photographs. Some of her pictures included these three photographs of mill houses in Greene County, Georgia. One photo was of a ‘tornado’ fence around the cotton mill. … Read More

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