FSA: ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN – Gees Bend, Alabama, April, 1937

Drawing water from well. Gees Bend, Alabama. April, 1937 Gee’s Bend, also known as Boykin, is a very poor tenant community in Alabama, United States of America lying at the edge of the Black Belt in Wilcox County, about thirty miles southwest of Selma. The name comes from a planter named Joseph Gee, the first […]

FSA: ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN – New Madrid County, Missouri, January, 1939

Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri. January, 1939 New Madrid County is a county located in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county’s population was 19,760. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 17,589. The largest city and county seat […]