Living in Savannah, Volume 1 --- Web Page Five

Introduction

The Living in Savannah scrapbooks consist of photographs taken byArmstrong Junior College students for a Contemporary Georgia course in 1939-40 and 1940-41. Both albums are part of the Florence Powell Minis collection housed at the Lane Library. This volume contains 300 photographs and focuses on housing conditions in Savannah, particularly on those of the lower class people--Black and white. We include the original captions given by the student authors without comment. The photos and captions speak for themselves about the attitudes of the student authors and the conditions found in Savannah while America was still at peace and war raged throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. The text page includes the title page and preface. Student photographers are credited on the appropriate pages.

Occupants of this hut in west Savannah sleep on the floor

Occupants of this hut in West Savannah sleep on the floor

Negroes live in this house by the railroad track near East Broad Street

Negroes live in this house by the railroad track near East Broad St.

tenements between barnard and jefferson sts.

Tenements between Barnard and Jefferson Sts.

charlton st.

Rear view of house on Charleton St, between Barnard and Jefferson

East henry street

Better Colored Homes, East Henry Street

Middle class Negroes live in these houses on East Henry Street

Middle class Negroes live in these houses on East Henry Street

On 44th Street

On 44th Street

Upper middle class White on 44th Street

Upper middle class, White, on 44th Street



Student photographer(s): Alex Langston

 

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