Country Store by Jordan J. Lloyd, 1939
|AO||118.9 x 84.1||46.8 x 33.1|
|A2||59.4 x 42.0||23.4 x 16.5|
|A3||42.0 x 29.7||16.5 x 11.7|
|A4||29.7 x 21.0||
11.7 x 8.3
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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
A group of tobacco farmhands enjoys a drink on a Sunday in one of America's most iconic photographs. Rayney Baynes, standing in the doorway is covering for his brother Ivey who would shortly pass away a few months after this photograph was taken. The Rural Electricity Administration provided the electricity box as part of Roosevelt's New Deal, which meant the drinks were actually ice cold, a rare treat. In a deeply segregated America, it is refreshing to see both black and white Americans enjoying each others' company, no doubt a product of the Baynes brothers' service in the US armed services, where they both served with black American soldiers in World War 1. Ivey Baynes, not pictured, served on the USS Arizona, which went on to be destroyed the Japanese at Pearl Harbour, launching the United States into World War 2. Within two years, Dorothea Lange would be documenting the internment of Japanese Americans as a result of Pearl Harbour.
Hands down, this is one of the most time-consuming and well-researched images I've done to date, sampling from a few contemporary photos of the store taken two years ago. I've seen a lot of different colorized versions floating around, in my version of this iconic image, I've tried to find originals of every single sign where possible off auction sites, collectibles and in one case, a specialist soda pop retailer. – Jordan J. Lloyd
Taken: July, 1939
Location: Gordonton, North Carolina, United States
Photographer: Dorothea Lange
Remaster & Colorization: Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: Safety negative
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