“When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.” – Flannery O’Connor Auntie Bellum is looking for dispatches from outside the South. Are you a Southern woman in exile? Why’d you leave? What’s it like out there? What are they saying about us? Are you back already? Tell us about it. Send a proposal (up … [Read more…]
Auntie Bellum will take a closer look at Southern women, past and present. Pictured here: two women, unidentified by the photographer, in 1930s Alabama. Photo credit: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Girls Rock Columbia sold out New Brookland Tavern Saturday night with their volunteer and supporter showcase. Including house band Caffeine Ticks, there were eleven bands of brave, rocking ladies proving their chops. Shouting, “Girls to the front,” camp leader Mollie Williamson set off the evening of jams with the delightfully catchy Girls Rock Columbia camp … [Read more…]
Fannie Benjamin Johnston was one of the earliest women photographers. Born in 1864 in West Virginia, Johnston grew up in Washington, D.C., took portraits of many notable Americans (including Susan B. Anthony and Booker T. Washington), and traveled extensively. Here she is in a memorable self-portrait, titled “The New Woman,” showing her petticoat and holding … [Read more…]
This is the Lorelei Ladies vs. the Atlanta Tomboys in the 1950s. More to come on these ladies later in the year.
This was taken at the City Auditorium in Atlanta, GA, in 1945.