Photographs for November 2013

This month’s photos come from the Library of Congress. They belong to you and me. While many of us take our own photos of the South, those available from the archives of Our Library speak volumes from the heart and soul of this country. If you don’t visit the LOC website on a regular basis — now is the time to familiarize yourself with the best our government has to offer. Remember that the LOC is paid for by your tax dollars and what a wonderful bargain it is. It is run by amazing men and women dedicated to preserving this country’s heritage.

From the collection:

African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition

  • Images collected by W.E.B. Du Bois and Thomas J. Calloway for the “American Negro Exhibit” at the Paris Exposition of 1900 (Exposition universelle internationale de 1900).
  • Reportedly displayed as part of the American Negro exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

Most of the photos were taken in the South, in GA, SC and MS. It’s a fascinating online exhibition and I urge you to look into it further.