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
This striking image is from a Library of Congress collection of legendary folklorist John Lomax’s photographs from his 1930s and 40s tours of the South and the Caribbean in search of folk songs and culture. Lomax’s notes tell us that these women,”Baptist Women,” live on the Alma Plantation on False River, LA.