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Photo of the Day – 12/08/16 (“Country Store”, 1939 – 2 Views)

Daily Photo — “Country Store, 1939”

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Here are two different views of the same country store in rural North Carolina in 1939.  This is a wonderful pair as you can compare and contrast not only the two images taken at different times from just about the same position, but also it speaks volumes to the conditions in the South at the time both racially and economically.  Plus, I absolutely LOVE all the advertisements and background details.  Thanks to Google Maps, you can also see what it looks like today!

IMAGE 1:

July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. “Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway.” 4×5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. 

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IMAGE 2:

July 1939. “Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. 

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Photo of the Day – 7/2/13 (Absorbed by Nature)

Daily Photo — “Absorbed by Nature”

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Art of the Day – 5/31/13 (The Farm, Joan Miró, 1921)

Daily Artwork — “The Farm, 1921”

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1921 — The Farm. Oil on Canvas. Cubism and Primitivism styles. Joan Miró (1893-1983). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.

[The Farm] is a kind of inventory of the farmhouse owned by his family since 1911 in the town of Mont-roig del Camp. Miró himself regarded this work as a key in his career, describing it as “a summary of my entire life in the countryside” and “the summary of one period of my work, but also the point of departure for what was to follow.” (Wikipedia)
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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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