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Knock, Knock: 1939

Knock, Knock: 1939

January 1939. "Businesses in Mound Bayou, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Benevolent Aid and Burial Society

An ad from the 1937 souvenir program for the 50th anniversary of Mound Bayou's founding. No explanation for the name change.

[This is a different burial association in another town -- Glendora is two counties west of Mound Bayou. - Dave]

Make Me a Salad

Chickens should avoid any building with an axe display in the window.

Always entertaining

I love the creative abbreviations you find in this era on signs and in newspaper headlines. They had it down to a science.

Now we know

So that's why the chicken crossed the road: to get a Coke at Smith & Smith's.

I have to ask

Upholding the tradition about the big old hotels on Shorpy;
When did this place burn down?

Dare I say it?

Business seems a bit dead for the business next door.

One Step Convenience

If one takes a final step off the unprotected balcony at right, one doesn't have far to go for their final journey.

Who's There? Cluck.

Cluck Who?


Always an adventure

I looked at this photo and wondered if Mound Bayou still existed (it does). I also discovered it has a history:

It is always an adventure with the folks at Shorpy. Thanks.

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