Beautiful photographs while traveling through rural Georgia in 1937 reveal much about he people

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.

Bank at Homerville, GeorgiaBank at Homerville, Georgia 1937 Lange

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.

Loading cured tobacco for market. Georgia 1937 Lange

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 AlabamaA hitchhiking family waiting along the highway

a hitchhiking family waiting lange 1937

Swimming Near Valdosta, GeorgiaNegroes near Valdosta, Georgia2 1937 Lange

Negroes near Valdosta, Georgia 1937 lange

 Rural mailbox, thirty-nine miles from Valdosta, Georgia 1937

Rural mailbox, thirty-nine miles from Valdosta, Georgia 1937 Lange

Field hand getting ready to go to town on a Saturday afternoon. His wages seventy-five cents a day and cabin. He has six childrenNegro 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

Water supply near Hartwell, Georgia 1937 lange

Tenant family with six children who are rural rehabilitation clients of the Farm Security Administration. Greene County, GeorgiaTenant family with six children who are rural rehabilitation clients of the Farm Security Administration. Greene County, Georgia2 1937 dorothea lange

Home of tenant family with six children who are rural rehabilitation clients of the Farm Security Administration. Greene County, GeorgiaTenant family with six children who are rural rehabilitation clients of the Farm Security Administration. Greene County, Georgia 1937 dorothea lange

Plantation owner’s home. Marshallville, GeorgiaPlantation owner's home. Marshallville, Georgia2 1937 lange

Black landowner, Greene County, Georgia. This man has owned his land since 1913. He has raised ten children here Home of Negro landowner, Greene County, Georgia. This man has owned his land since 1913. He has raised ten children here 1937 dorothea lange

Cotton hoers leaving the fields for lunch. Farmer’s daughter and laborers, whites and blacks. GeorgiaCotton hoers leaving the fields for lunch. Farmer's daughter and laborers, whites and blacks. Georgia 1937 lange

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