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Egg Transport Tax, 1935

Georgia Egg Classification Law Shipped Eggs Transport Tax Great Depression Tom Linder Image Georgia in the Great Depression Website 2013

At the height of the Great Depression, even eggs weren’t exempt from taxation. A state government which drew much of its strength from criticism of federal taxes and programs didn’t give its own small farmers a break. Sound familiar?

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Salesgirl Leaving Work, Atlanta

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

Photographers focused more on rural populations during the Great Depression, but city life was well-documented, as well.

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“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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