It's not a well-known fact that, in addition to being a major American writer, Eudora Welty was also a skilled photographer. This collection of 100 photographs she took for the WPA in Mississippi in the 1930s--when she was in her 20s--is a very representative collection of her work. In the photographs, as in her books, Welty demonstrates her ...
It's not a well-known fact that, in addition to being a major American writer, Eudora Welty was also a skilled photographer. This collection of 100 photographs she took for the WPA in Mississippi in the 1930s--when she was in her 20s--is a very representative collection of her work. In the photographs, as in her books, Welty demonstrates her empathy with her subjects and her feeling for the details of their bleak lives, as well as an appreciation of the sense of community and hope that even the poorest people often managed to sustain during the hard times of the Great Depression. In fact, as Welty points out in her introduction, the Depression didn't really change the lives of her subjects: they were already among the poorest in the nation.
Very Good. Glassine Jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. First Edition, 8vo with 114 pages. The book is in very good condition with very very slight bumping on edges. The dust jacket is in good condition with slight bumping on corners and spine. Inteior is clean and tight. Spine is brown with black and brown writing.
w/illustrations. Good. 70+pp ISBN 0394473086. 8 x 8.25" Tan cloth covers in tan dj. With vintage photos from Mississippi Dept of Archives and History. Condition: Covers have a bit of foxing, a bit of edge wear, covers a bit canted, p.o. inscription on ffep, else Good. Dj a bit chipped and price clipped, sun faded, else Good condition. Dj in protective plastic cover. SKU 31670 ** We ship our books in sturdy corrugated cartons, paper items in stiff "Stay Flat" envelopes. (We do not use padded envelopes. ) Free tracking (Delivery confirmation) on all USA orders.
Good in Very Good jacket. New York: Random House, 1971. MISSISSIPPI IN THE DEPRESSION: A Snapshot Album. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, on front cover is an artistically rendered b/w photo of rear view of a family driving a one-horse wagon down an unpaved road, kraft paper endpapers, xiv, 144pp with 100 b/w photos. Dust jacket is printed in kraft paper brown with black & brown lettering on front panel with same photo as on book front only as a small inset at lower right in normal clarity. Books is square with reasonably firm binding, top & bottom covers edges lightly sunned, front corner bumped, red remainder mark on top edges, small library rubber stamp to bottom edges, text bright & clean except for the usual library treatments. Dust jacket is wholly intact, spine is faded from brown to a pale mint green color, there is a small 3/4" closed tear on the front flap top edge to the left of the price, protected in a new Gaylord brand archival clear plastic cover (removable). (The call # label had been affixed to the old cover, so there is an inoffensive brown shadow of it on the spine pane now. ) "I made [the photos] when I had come home from college and into [The Great] Depression [of the 1930s]." At that time she had a job as publicity agent for the Mississippi office of the W.P.A. and had to travel all over the state. "...the W.P.A. gave me the chance to see widely and at close hand and really for the first time the nature of the place I'd been born into. The Depression, in fact, was not a noticeable phenomenon in the poorest state in the union.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo-8" x 7-3/4" Horizontal Layout. Ex-Library.
Very Good in Good Plus jacket. 8vo. xiv, 114pp, 100 bw photos. Or brown cloth with photograph printed on front in jacket. Gift notation on ffep. Jacket price clipped, faded at spine and edges, some rubbing and minor edge wear. The 100 photographs are Eudora Welty's "present choices from the several hundred I made in Mississippi whenI had just come home from college and into the Depresion". At that time she had a job as publicity agent with the WPA and had to travel all over the state. Soon she was carrying a camera, not as part of her job because the pictures have nothing to do with the WPA. Though the photos speak for themselves (captions serve mainly to locate them) Miss Welty's introduction adds another dimension of interest: the way the author sees things and the connection this way of seeing has with her writing. The pictures are of value on several levels-as pictures, as history and as her work. "The Depression, in fact, was not a noticeable phenomenon in the poorest state of the Union".
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