Posted on August 18, 2008 by elizabeth Jitterbugging in a Juke Joint, Clarksdale Mississippi, November 1939 Marion Post Wolcott Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Awesome picture!! The good thing is that there are still juke joints that look just like this one. I went to one a few years ago and had the most fun. They were still open last year and didn’t look like they were going anywhere.
What a pretty lady. I love her scarf and boots. And lovely photography.
The picture got cut off a bit to the left. Marion Post, Dorothea Lange and the rest of the photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration did amazing work. Check PBS for more about them and the politics of the time – the FBI wanted to get rid of these people and all the photos as well!
Hey, hey! I got a chance to watch this wonderful documentary. Thank you for that information!! So interesting! I have always been overwhelmed by the Dorothea Lange picture of the “Migrant Mother.” The story of how Lange left but felt compelled to come back to take more pictures is amazing. Do you know what happened to the Migrant Mother? I haven’t been able to find out anything on the internet, but maybe I’m just not looking in the right places. The documentary said she was gone before help arrived. I have always wondered how her story ended. Thank you!!!