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

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

  • Tony 6y

    Fantastic photo!!!
  • Norton, Alexander Nicholas 6y

    this is marvellous
  • Mary PRO 6y

    Wow, very cool; the young lady is dressed so chic; this is the month and year I was born.
  • Jose Carlos Costa 6y

    Thanks for sharing your archives with the world.
  • dinthed 6y

    love it!
  • random letters 6y

    This looks like so much fun. And I adore the clothes!
  • patrick.judge42 6y

    Great photo.
  • Charles Bell PRO 6y

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

    Great photo of people having a great time.
  • Steve Mepsted 6y

    Not sure when the term 'African-American' was 'invented' but certainly not in 1939.
  • omiof5 5y

    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.
  • ptrx64 3y

    Nice !
  • Michael Young 3y

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