Downtown Greensboro, Georgia – the checker game at the service station was popular in 1939

Greensboro is the county seat of Greene County, Georgia.Greensboro, GA today

Photojournalist Marion Post Wolcott took these photographs in 1939 of Greensboro, Georgia as she traveled in the area.

Traveling to Greensboro, Georgia was very different in 1939. Horses on the road were once a common occurrence

Highway near Greensboro, Georgia may 1939

This was a small black community outside of Atlanta toward Greensboro, Georgia in 1939Negro community between Atlanta and Greensboro, Georgia

Farmland between Atlanta and Greensboro, GeorgiaFarmland between Atlanta and Greensboro, Georgia

General scenes on main street, Greensboro, Georgia in 1939General scene, main street. Greensboro, Georgia

General scene, main street. Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia3

General scene, main street. Greensboro, Georgia

Shoe shop, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia 1939Shoe shop, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia

Center of town, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Georgia 1939

Center of town, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Georgia

Courthouse, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia 1939

Courthouse, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia

Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia 1939

Saturday afternoon. Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia

Grocery store on Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, GeorgiaGrocery store on Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia

Rummage sale on Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia 1939

Rummage sale on Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgiarummage sale saturday afternoon 1939

Playing checkers outside service station, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, GeorgiaPlaying cards outside service station, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia2

Playing cards outside service station, Saturday afternoon, Greensboro, Greene County, Georgiaplaying cards in Greensboro 1939

Hardware and farmers’ supply store, Greensboro, Georgia. Farmers examining implement on sidewalk in front of storeHardware and farmers' supply store, Greensboro, Georgia. Farmers examining implement on sidewalk in front of store

Old plantation house on main highway between Greensboro and Augusta, Georgia in 1939

old plantation house between Greensboro and Augusta

Old plantation house on main highway between Greensboro and Augusta, 2GeorgiaPart of old plantation showing tenant houses in foreground. Between Greensboro and Athens, Georgia in 1939

Part of old plantation showing tenant houses in foreground. Between Greensboro and Athens, Georgia

 

 

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