Freedom’s Birthday, Fourth of July

Freedom’s Birthday, Fourth of July

Next week is my favorite holiday. The Fourth of July, America’s birthday! I have terrific memories of living in rural NC and having a big Fourth of July parade in which we rode decorated bicycles or trikes, depending upon age. My brother, three years old at the...
North Carolina, Tobacco, and Marion Post Wolcott

North Carolina, Tobacco, and Marion Post Wolcott

Looking at other photos of tobacco barns I came across an image by Marion Post Wolcott. She was one of the later FSA photographers working in the late 1930’s with John Vachon, Jack Delano, and John Collier. According to Jack Hurley she was handicapped in her...
Tobacco Barns in Caswell County North Carolina

Tobacco Barns in Caswell County North Carolina

Spent a cloudy and sometimes rainy day up in Caswell County Monday with Roger Blanchard driving about and photographing tobacco barns. I recently learned that this part of North Carolina has many old tobacco barns as well as slave cabins that date back to the early...