Summer In Georgia’s Wiregrass – 1977

In July and August 1977 the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress and the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, set about recording life in the state’s Wiregrass region. Researchers focused on: hymn singing, fiddle, banjo music, vernacular architecture, quilts, boat building and occupations.

They are snapshots of the everyday.

 

Georgian House in Sylvester, Georgia; Jessie Lee's Smith's house; Roberts House on the road to Ocilla, Georgia

Georgian House in Sylvester, Georgia; Jessie Lee’s Smith’s house; Roberts House on the road to Ocilla, Georgia

Cecil Bridges, bird house maker; Sacred Harp singing at churchhouse at Georgia Agrirama,Tifton, Georgia

Cecil Bridges, bird house maker; Sacred Harp singing at churchhouse at Georgia Agrirama,Tifton, Georgia

Town and Country Hour show on WAML-TV; Hickory Springs Church; Log house at Allen Shellhorse, Tift County, Georgia

Town and Country Hour show on WAML-TV; Hickory Springs Church; Log house at Allen Shellhorse, Tift County, Georgia

Janie and Keith Doss home; Preston Newell's home, Tift County, Georgia

Janie and Keith Doss home; Preston Newell’s home, Tift County, Georgia

Note singing in Sylvester with Mrs. Teals, Sylvester, Georgia

Note singing in Sylvester with Mrs. Teals, Sylvester, Georgia

Electric corn cob; Dog trot house; Jefferson Davis Memorial; Wiregrass, Worth County, Georgia

Electric corn cob; Dog trot house; Jefferson Davis Memorial; Wiregrass, Worth County, Georgia

Royal Family Singing Convention, Mystic, Georgia

Royal Family Singing Convention, Mystic, Georgia

Church in Turner County, Georgia, and Berrien County, Georgia

Church in Turner County, Georgia, and Berrien County, Georgia

Bethel Church Homecoming

Bethel Church Homecoming

Raymond Green and log house, Ocilla, Georgia

Raymond Green and log house, Ocilla, Georgia

Ty Ty, Georgia; Tifton County, Georgia

Ty Ty, Georgia; Tifton County, Georgia

Ty Ty, Georgia; Tifton County, Georgia a

Ty Ty, Georgia; Tifton County, Georgia 

C.M. Copeland and his carvings

C.M. Copeland and his carvings

Fishing trip on Alapaha River

Fishing trip on Alapaha River

The Mighty Spiritual Crusaders 15th Anniversary Concert, Worth County, Georgia

The Mighty Spiritual Crusaders 15th Anniversary Concert, Worth County, Georgia

Jessie Lee Smith, Tifton, Georgia, and Akins Family, Berrien County, Georgia

Jessie Lee Smith, Tifton, Georgia, and Akins Family, Berrien County, Georgia

Collecting herbs

Etta Anderson collecting herbs

Etta Anderson's Herbs, Ocilla, Georgia

Etta Anderson’s Herbs, Ocilla, Georgia

Picking tobacco with Akins Family, Berrien County, Georgia

Picking tobacco with Akins Family, Berrien County, Georgia

South Georgia cemeteries, Wilcox County, Georgia

South Georgia cemeteries, Wilcox County, Georgia

(Aunt) Phyllis Carter in Brookfield, Georgia

(Aunt) Phyllis Carter in Brookfield, Georgia

Barber Shop, Agrirama, Tifton, Georgia

Barber Shop, Agrirama, Tifton, Georgia

Mrs. Fannie Lee Teals, quilting, Tifton, Georgia

Mrs. Fannie Lee Teals, quilting, Tifton, Georgia

Music Georgia 1977

Doss family, Tift County, Georgia

Doss family, Tift County, Georgia

Dorsey's Barbecue, Ty Ty, Georgia

Dorsey’s Barbecue, Ty Ty, Georgia

Clements House, Turner County, Georgia

Clements House, Turner County, Georgia

Lenox, Georgia

Lenox, Georgia

 

On the Alapaha River, northeast of Enigma, Georgia

On the Alapaha River, northeast of Enigma, Georgia