Farm Boy Who Sells Grit at Irwinville Farms

John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)

This is the image that brought my attention to Irwinville Farms, years ago. It is not only one of the most iconic images from the Irwinville Farms project, but arguably one of the most important images made in Georgia during the Great Depression. [Locals should notice the movie bill in the window; it’s for the Grand Theatre in nearby Fitzgerald. Discernable titles include: In Old Chicago Merrily We Live, and Rawhide. ]

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

2 responses to “Farm Boy Who Sells Grit at Irwinville Farms

  1. Marsha Aultman

    Who is the boy selling the Grit ?

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