Things I Like- Library of Congress on Flickr
OK, So for a moment I'd like to divert attention away from the pictures that I take of my family and travels. So, somehow I ran across this article in the Huffington post. I clicked on the link to the Library of Congress Flickr page and probably spent a couple of hours just looking at these n amazement. onto something that I ran across recently. This collection has than 16-hundred images from Pre-World War II America. (clicking one of the pictures will take you to the Flickr page)
I wasn't sure what I was looking for when I opened up the Flickr Collection.. but I was amazed. I guess you can say that i love history. That might be one reason why I like to take pictures and blog. All of this becomes part of history. It's more so evident from this time period because of the amount of pictures that were taken.
Today we can take a picture with our phone, DSLR, compact camera, iPad, or Computer and post them instantly for everyone to see. There is something more mysterious about picture from this era (anytime before I was born...lol)
So here's what I found.. and tell me if I'm crazy, but I love these glimpses of an America I'm proud of, but hope to never see again.
This first set of pictures was from Belle Glade, Florida.. near where my sweet wife Karen was born and raised. It shows migratory workers hanging out at so-called "Juke Joints" still living in what can only be described as shacks. The shacks had been condemned by the health department but when these pictures were taken people were still living in them.
Other pictures show sharecroppers working the fields. This pictures is from White Plains, Greene County, Georgia. I want to frame this picture.
I want to frame this one too.
It's the back yard of someone's home in Mileston, Mississippi on the Marcella plantation.
Cotton farm in Clarksdale, Miss.
A store with live fish for sale, vicinity of Natchitoches, La.
A home beside the Mississippi River levee, near Lake Providence, La.
Boy building a model airplane while other children look on, Robstown, Tex.
Girl next to barn with chicken
Filling station and garage at Pie Town, New Mexico