Going to town on Saturday afternoon, Greene Co., Ga. (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

Going to town on Saturday afternoon, Greene Co., Ga.

1941 May

1 slide : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Carts & wagons
African Americans
Country life
United States--Georgia--Greene County

Format: Slides--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-10 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a33874

Call Number: LC-USF35-91


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 17/Jan/2008 14:18:07

    Just a few miles down the road from here. The land still looks much like this, but with more trees. It's odd to see such an old photo that (other than the horse and buggy) could've been taken yesterday on just about any rural road a few miles from here.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 16:54:27

    It's a shame there are JPG compression artifacts on these photos. And maybe some unsharp mask artifacts as well? Hey government worker, wake up.

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    Mjr. Phule

    • 18/Jan/2008 00:39:09

    Check the Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a33874 for the link to the original LOC page for this. From there you can get the 42MB TIFF if you really feel the quality of this isn't up to snuff.

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    • 18/Jan/2008 16:26:21

    Thank you so much for engaging the Library of Congress in the new age of photo sharing. It is much appreciated by this citizen and I'm sure by many others. The LOC is one of the few stops in Washington I have yet to visit, and this gives me a window into what I've been missing. I can't wait to see the real thing next time I'm in DC.

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    • 19/Jan/2008 15:27:45

    There is no sense of motion in the photo. The cart appears to be stopped. Perhaps for photographic reasons?

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    • 19/Jan/2008 17:24:12

    nice sharp photograph

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    • 19/Jan/2008 21:12:06

    I like that there is no motion. When I first saw the photo, I had a feeling of stopping time - not just in a photography sense, but in a completely surreal way. Also, it looks like a jockey on the left...

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    • 19/Jan/2008 22:47:24

    The colors of the clothing on the folks in the cart are interesting: orange to purple to black. Plus the colors of a beautiful spring day.

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    • 21/Jan/2008 20:26:14

    the warm sun hits their attire... illuminating the beautiful colors from dyed hemp .. a careless trip to the city it was...

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    • 24/Jan/2008 08:31:15

    i'm from greene county, and like bosetsu said, it mostly looks the same to this day. there is beautiful country there.

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    taz or be tazzed

    • 25/Jan/2008 02:37:13

    Whoever decided to do this with the Library of Congress' pictures is amazing and deserves a chunky pay rise. I visited the Library of Congress from London and joined. Great staff, amazing place, it sounds ludicrous, but I think it's one of the wonders of the world.

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    • 28/Jan/2008 07:24:22

    Great photo!

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    Jonathan Stiles

    • 30/Jan/2008 20:26:47

    Same trio different day? www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2178272341/

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    Jean Knowles

    • 01/Feb/2008 02:36:05

    There are four people in the wagon -- two in the front and two in the rear seat. The hat of the fourth person is just visible between the two figures on the right. They are the same four, in the same outfits, as shown in the link above.

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    Jonathan Stiles

    • 01/Feb/2008 06:11:24

    They are!

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    EricBronson's Photography

    • 02/Feb/2008 04:21:29

    Have a nice day!

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    • 05/Feb/2008 00:03:26

    This is wonderful. I love this peek into their lives, the colors of the outfits, the hats, the carriage. Awesome project!

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    Jonathan Stiles

    • 05/Feb/2008 09:00:36

    Yes - me too - but I have a slightly uncomfortable sense of being a voyeur!

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    • 08/Feb/2008 18:44:49

    Awesome! Great shot! Very nice!!!!!!!!!!

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    Laura Mae Noble

    • 17/Feb/2008 15:03:57

    Maybe the cart isn't moving because they are pulled over to the side of the road, waiting for a car to pass. Notice that the road is paved. It could have been a racial disparity, where blacks still drove mule-pulled buggies, because they couldn't afford cars.. or it could just be that this particular family still traveled that way by choice. In any case, I doubt the photo was staged, or that they were stopping for photographic reasons. It looks like a simple act of highway courtesy, because they were moving slowly.

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    Martin Gunawan

    • 25/Feb/2008 14:50:49

    classic shot! like it!

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    Cem Arslan Photography

    • 05/Mar/2008 12:38:44

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Foto Roman, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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    Muddy LaBoue

    • 08/Mar/2008 18:25:30

    My mother is 81 years old. She remembers very well traveling by horse & buggy, though she also remembers sitting on the rumble seat of an automobile as a toddler at her father's funeral in the mid- to late- 1920's. How the world has changed!

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    mundane sidewalk

    • 09/Mar/2008 10:29:29

    Great job! Congratulations! I wanted that there was a work in Brazil like that one that you are doing, putting his photos here in the Flickr.

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    • 24/Mar/2008 14:45:02

    I just realized that this photograph is on the cover of the Spring 2007 issue of The Southern Literary Journal--not in color, though. Sepia-toned black and white; boy did they miss out.

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    aware health

    • 22/Oct/2008 01:03:10

    1 minor note: that's not a buggy, it's a basic buckboard work wagon. The plank seats across the top are removable for hauling stuff during the week. More versatile than a buggy, and a lot less comfortable.

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    The Library of Congress

    • 24/Oct/2008 12:31:49

    rjones0856: Thanks for your comment. We'll fix the subject descriptor in our source record and reload the description.

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    • 27/Nov/2008 22:22:47

    q buena foto

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    • 26/Feb/2009 18:27:46

    This image has been used in the indicommons.org post: Black History across the Commons - Part 2 indicommons.org badge

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    • 10/Apr/2009 05:05:00

    Most beautiful! Great site this one !

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    • 30/May/2009 15:45:10

    im so confussed are these pictures actually from the 30's and 40's or did you take them and put them in a setting??

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    kchi (LOC P&P)

    • 01/Jun/2009 18:24:05

    nicoletozier: This photograph was taken in May 1941.

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    • 07/Jul/2009 00:40:07

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The best moment., and we'd love to have this added to the group! Muy bonito documento

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    Smithsonian Institution

    • 10/Feb/2010 16:14:19

    Good morning, We published a blog post about a gallery created by a Flickr member using this photo. You can see it here - blog.photography.si.edu/2010/02/10/what%e2%80%99s-not-to-... Best, Effie, the Smithsonian

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    • 12/Jun/2010 03:21:25

    I enjoy the photo and comments.Things might have changed somewhere but remained the same old ones elsewhere. But thinking about the old time and events is refreshing. It means a lot!

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    (deaf mute)

    • 28/Jul/2010 22:22:50

    Nice. -- Found in a search. (?)

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    • 26/Oct/2011 12:49:13

    Beautiful Photo of the Past. Lots of work for the Sweet People from way back then. Just to get ready to go to town or Church it was lots of work.

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    The Daring Librarian

    • 17/Jul/2012 20:41:34

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelcrowe Not ludicrous at all! It *IS* one of the greatest libraries in the world! It is both generous and progressive to ALL! Gwyneth Jones The Daring Librarian