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. I wonder if it was meant to divert tornadoes. In this group of photographs, […]
Downtown Atlanta, Georgia looked much different in the 1930’s. These photographs were taken in 1939 by Marion Post Wolcott when she toured Georgia and took many photographs documenting life at the time. The Henry Grady Hotel no longer exists. The Henry Grady Hotel was a 13-story hotel located at the corner of Peachtree Street and Cain St. (now Andrew Young […]
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, Georgia Photograph shows the removal of […]
Picnics on the ground were popular in the 1930’s all over America, especially in rural communities. Notice how well-dressed everyone is in these photographs.
Improving the lives of children – a priority The most important aspect in this town was to provide low income families with affordable housing to raise their children in and a safe environment with access to large open “green” spaces. Pathways created between homes Pathways were created in each section of homes to connect the sections […]
(Before we had television and video games to fill our time, domino games was a popular past time among men and boys of all ages, nationalities and economic situations throughout America as can be seen by the following photographs from the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.) The earliest mention of the game of dominoes is […]
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 was one of the main causes of the Great Depression that affected people across the country in many ways. Many people lost their homes and went on the road in search of work. Oklahoma and the mid-west was doubly affected due to the Dust Bowl that destroyed their farms. […]