Posted: 4/18/2021 1:03:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/18/2021 7:15:40 PM EDT by kudzunc]
I don't post often in here but found something cool enough to share and remind us Carolinians what our great state was like not that long ago.
I could say something about the how ATF should be a store but the sign does a far better job, plus precedes the agency by few decades....
Image's information, November 1939. "General store. Zebulon, Wake County, North Carolina." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the "Farm Security Administration". Your (great or great-great-)grandparent's tax dollars at work in more ways than one....
Seeds A.G.Kemp. Feeds
Dry Goods Shoes Groceries
Overalls Hats Caps Underwear
Hardware Guns Shells Guitars
Hay Meal Soda & Fertilizers
https://www.shorpy.com/node/26149#comments Comments are also heavily screened. Which makes reading the comments on the image usually enriching and if possible a modern day image from the same spot will be added. As you see on the old store below, they found the building was still standing.
So as not to blow out the forum's formatting, this is the link to that full size of that image is https://www.shorpy.com/node/26149?size=_original#caption Best viewed on a real computer's monitor or scroll for days warning. I hope you enjoy looking at the different plows that detail shows.
Shorpy's is an old Photograph blog (no Pinterest crap), where when you go to to the image page link you will see the "Full Size" option. Which are best viewed on a larger computer monitor for the details of eye candy level in huge images. The negatives & images used on & by the website are from the year about 1850+/- to the 1950's.
Search of "North Carolina" Brings up some cool history
Gives plenty of images but doesn't show all the mills that searching by the city's and/or county's name will add. Which will also gives you farms and families.
You can start browsing at subjects/theme by galleries https://www.shorpy.com/image
2 shots of a General/convenience Store from July 1939 in Godonton, North Carolina,
Also note captions on Images are quoted from original photographers and reflect that time period's verbiage. Disclaimer for any sleazy person who tries to use this post to paint any of us in negative way...
Info: July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina. "Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway." by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration
https://www.shorpy.com/node/9063 Page with comments
Remember what I said about eye candy goodness the full size link, Start reading the signage on the full size image at
A few minutes Earlier photo of the same location without the people posing or looking at the camera
July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. "Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway." by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.
Link https://www.shorpy.com/node/2434 for comments and link to the full size.
If on any full size image on Shorpy, just click on the image to be taken back to the smaller large image with the comments.
A parting Shot
"Girl archers from Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, N.C., demonstrate fancy shooting attired in latest fashion for the bow and arrow sport -- 'shorts' and sox."
August 23, 1928. "A perfect miss with every shot -- Miss Isabel Bonsack of St. Louis, Mo., has a right to feel happy that her fellow members of the Camp Greystone archery team are skillful markswomen. Miss Bonsack volunteered to act as a target during an exhibition of girl archers at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina."
I also reposted this with more subjects options and photos in GD at
https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/Come-with-me-to-November-1939-at-A-G-Kemp-s-General-store-in-Zebulon-Wake-County-North-Carolina/5-2445047 If you would like to see samples of the other subject areas for history.
EDIT: Sorry Direct Linking was shut off from source, reuploading and replacing images. Any issues please let me know.
Neat, our state is truly amazing and I feel blessed to have been born here. Camp Greystone is still in operation, about $1900 per week. Summer camps were and still are an important economic driver in the Western end of the state but several have closed, covid put a few out permanently.