“Cherished Customer” Negro buying gas near Atlanta, Georgia.

Marion Post Wolcott/Library of Congress. (June 1939)

Photos like this were shocking to many Georgians: Jim Crow was still strongly in place at the time, and for rural Georgians to see an image of young black men driving a nice automobile was quite revolutionary. I’m not sure why Post Wolcott chose to place “Cherished Customer” in quotation marks, though it begs further investigation.

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One response to ““Cherished Customer” Negro buying gas near Atlanta, Georgia.

  1. John Matthews

    We’ve come far since that time, though sometimes I wonder how far. Racism is quieter now, but runs deep in bigots worldwide.

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