An Appreciation

While browsing through the American Memory collections of the Library of Congress, I’m most focused on Georgia, of course. I’ve known of the Irwinville photographs since the late 1980s, but I’m surprised it’s taken me 25 years under their influence to discover that they may be the singular most important document of life in  Georgia during the Great Depression among their numerous contemporaries. There are well over 200 unique images, illustrating everything from agricultural improvement to electricity to health care for expectant mothers. Ultimately, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers were underpaid artists, grateful to have jobs, who were the last to walk among the country crossroads that once gave life and light to America. This site, which I hope to be an interactive archive, exists to honor their world.  Please comment freely, especially when you have links to this community.

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