Tag Archives: FSA Photographer Carl Mydans

Plantation House, Near Eatonton

Dilapidated Plantation House on Piedmont Agricultural Demonstration Project Lands Eatonton GA Carl Mydans Library of Congress Brian Brown Georgia in the Great Depression Website 2013

Carl Mydans/Library of Congress (1936)

Mydans noted that this was all that remained of a once prosperous plantation.

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1936 Gainesville Tornado

Gainesville GA Damage of 6 April 1936 Tornado Photograph by Carl Mydans Library of Congress © Georgia in the Great Depression  Vanishing Media USA 2013

The Gainesville tornadoes of 6 April 1936 were part of a massive tornado outbreak across the Deep South that also heavily damaged Tupelo, Mississippi; the death toll of 203 is generally regarded as the fifth worst in U. S. history. Carl Mydans made this image two months after the destruction.

Carl Mydans/Library of Congress (June 1936)

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/tornado/

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