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July 28, 2012

The Lomax Collection - Photos from 1934-1950

Woman sitting in car, Texas - 1937
Doc Davis of Bog Trotters Band, with autoharp, and unidentified woman, Galax, Virginia - 1937
Zora Neale Hurston, Rochelle French, and Gabriel Brown, Eatonville, Florida - June 1935
Mrs. Isabella Salazar at Casa Ricardo Hotel, Kingsville, Texas - September 1940
Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas - photo taken between 1934 and 1950
Mrs. Valbertina Kimball, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth Fulks, at home of Mrs. Fulks, Stanton, Texas - September 1940

These photos are from the Lomax Collection and can be viewed at the Library of Congress web site. All photos taken by either John Avery Lomax, Alan Lomax, or Ruby Terrill Lomax. The above photos, plus hundreds more from the Lomax Collection, can be viewed by clicking here


4 comments:

  1. These are amazing! I swear I could spend hours looking through old photographs! <3 <3 <3

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    1. I know the feeling, old photos are amazing. There are thousands upon thousands of them online thru the Library of Congress.

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  2. What wonderful old photographs! Thanks for sharing these. Sadly, with digital cameras, there won't be as many old photos to pass to future generations.

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    1. I know, it's sad. I always get prints of all my photos once or twice a year, but so many people never get actual physical copies of photos.

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