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Vicksburg: 1936

Vicksburg: 1936

March 1936. "Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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The street is

This is the side of the Carroll Hotel -Walnut Street side (corner of Clay). Demolished for the parking garage for then First National Bank.

Long Live Morrissey's

It looks like Morrissey's is still there today.

Meg and Jim

Funny how Margaret Sullavan got top billing on that marquee and Jimmy Stewart isn't even mentioned. And now which one is more likely to be remembered?

Re: Not a movie set

It's so strange to see photos like this. This one really does look like a movie still.

Saenger Theater

The Saenger Theatre at 1209 Walnut was destroyed by a tornado in 1953, with a number of children inside.

Not a movie set

Every time I see a shot like this, I have to remind myself that this is what the world actually looked like. This is not a scene from a Capra picture, or, to be more topical, "Next Time We Love."

Morrissey's storage

Another view of the storage garage down the street:

Telephone Poles

In our area, the telephone and utility lines are underground. Their absence, in my opinion, is very much addition by subtraction as far as view is concerned.

But, it certainly makes for an interesting juxtaposition at this angle.

Moorish in Vicksburg?

Seems a little out of place somehow.

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