In September 1938, photographer Russell Lee, on assignment with the Farm Security Administration to document everyday life in the US, spent a Friday evening at Danos’ Night Club, a roadhouse off Highway 1 in Raceland, Louisiana. It was the night of the free weekly crab boil.
Raceland is a small Cajun Country place that owes its name to the Race family that once owned a large plantation (also called Raceland) on Bayou Lafourche.
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