Vintage Southern Living | An Appreciation for History, Tradition, Culture & Style
May 3, 2009 by JP
“The American South is a geographical entity, a historical fact, a place in the imagination, and the homeland for an array of Americans who consider themeselves southerners. The region is often shrouded in romance and myth, but its realities are as intriguing, as intricate, as its legends.”
Original caption-- An old "African-American" man wearing a disheveled outfit, with one arm akimbo & the other propping him up with a stick, casually standing in small Southern town-- 1938.
Original caption-- Window of The Poor Man's Store on Beale Street in Memphis, TN 1938.
Famous image of African American flood victims lined up to get food & clothing fr. Red Cross relief station in front of billboard ironically extolling WORLD'S HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING/ THERE'S NO WAY LIKE THE AMERICAN WAY-- Louisville, KY 1937.
Plantation sharecropper Lonnie Fair's daughter dressing for Sunday church services in sparsely furnished room-- MS 1936.
Plantation sharecropper Lonnie Fair helping his son dress in preparation for Sunday church services-- MS, 1936.