Jitterbugging in Negro juke joint, Saturday evening, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi (LOC)

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Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990, photographer.

Jitterbugging in Negro juke joint, Saturday evening, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi

1939 Nov.

1 negative : safety ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches or smaller.

Title and other information from caption card.
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

United States--Mississippi--Coahoma County--Clarksdale.

Format: Safety film negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c36090

Call Number: LC-USF34- 052594-D

  1. >tony< 72 months ago | reply

    Fantastic photo!!!

  2. forgetfulmare1 72 months ago | reply

    Wow, very cool; the young lady is dressed so chic; this is the month and year I was born.

  3. zécarlos[ ô ]unroyal 72 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing your archives with the world.

  4. random letters 71 months ago | reply

    This looks like so much fun. And I adore the clothes!

  5. cbellh47 67 months ago | reply

    It might be more appropriate to say African-American in the title.

    Great photo of people having a great time.

  6. Steve Mepsted 67 months ago | reply

    Not sure when the term 'African-American' was 'invented' but certainly not in 1939.

  7. omiof5 53 months ago | reply

    I was raised in the South and can't remember ever hearing the word Negro used disrespectfully. The photo clearly says that the title was taken from the caption card. Given the joy illustrated in this wonderful photo, I don't think anything would be added by changing the language of the time because a legitimate word makes some people uncomfortable.

  8. aka Razz 28 months ago | reply

    Surely this is exactly what Cartier Bresson meant by the decisive moment.

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