Tag: Georgia

Life was simpler in 1939 in Greene County, Georgia, [see vintage pictures] but you couldn’t find work

Greene County, Georgia suffered in the Depression years and many had difficulty finding work. Life was much simpler as seen by these pictures taken by Marion Post Wolcott in the spring of 1939. The desriptions are hers. Shoeing a mule in Greene … Read More

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What if you had to pack everything in your house and move across country in a covered wagon like this?

We have trucks, moving vans and paved roads today which makes moving from one state to another much easier. Imagine having to pack up an move all your belongings in covered wagons and on trails rather than paved roads.  The … Read More

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Remarkable Depression-era photographs of people in rural Greene County, Georgia

Dorethea 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 … Read More

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