Eloise & T. D. Beatty Singing

John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)

The FSA photographers went to great lengths to depict the folklife and traditions of the people they encountered throughout rural America.  Music has always been an important part of life in Irwin County; the Royal Singing Convention in Mystic attracted thousands of fans of sacred harp and gospel music for decades. (In this image, Eloise Beatty, who married Lacy Brazil the same year this was made is picking her guitar while her brother T. D. sings).

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Filed under FSA Photographer John Vachon, Irwinville Folklife, Irwinville People

One response to “Eloise & T. D. Beatty Singing

  1. lee braziel

    This is my grandmother and her brother. She married my granddaddy and moved to our farm in 1938 which was farm#95 abd we still have the land today and I still farm.

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