Children with African-American Nurses (1912)

Baker County, ca. 1912. James Drewry Durham (left) and Mattie Audrey Durham (right) shown with their African-American nurses. Held by Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260

African-American workers (1900)

Baconton, ca. 1900. African-Americans who worked for the James Shine Miller family with watermelon. Held by Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260

White Slave (1859)

American location unknown, ca. 1859. Stereoview of a scene from a minstrel show entitled White Slave, United States.

Lawrenceville Lynching (1911)

Lawrenceville, April 7, 1911. Lynching of Charlie Hale, a black man, on the courthouse square at the corner of Perry and Pike Streets. Note the sign hanging from his toes: “Please do not wake him.” At far left is Jack Mathis, and the boy is Herbert Strayhorn.

Floyd County Lynching (1913-19)

Floyd County area, 1913-1919? Black man hanging from a tree. No data on whether he was hung legally or lynched. Other blacks seen in the background. Several houses and an outhouse seen in the background, too.

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Georgia, USA.

CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT HELEN IS A POPULAR SPOT TO BEGIN INNER TUBE FLOAT EXCURSIONS. THESE YOUTHS ARE PART OF A GROUP TOURING THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS REGIONS. SPONSORED BY THE CHRISTIAN ATHLETES OF COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA, THE TOUR INCLUDES A TWO MILE TUBE TRIP WHICH STARTS AT THE RIVER BRIDGE AT HELEN. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Helen, Georgia, USA.

MRS. LULA VANDIVER, 101, OF HELEN, GEORGIA, STANDS ON HER PORCH WITH HER NEPHEW, BILL VANDIVER OF NEARBY ROBERTSTOWN. SHE IS THE OLDEST RESIDENT OF WHITE COUNTY. THE HOME IN WHICH SHE HAD LIVED FOR 60 YEARS BURNED SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER AND SHE MOVED INTO A TWO ROOM SHACK ACROSS THE ROAD. ALTHOUGH ALMOST TOTALLY […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Helen, Georgia, USA.

MRS. CLO YORK, HOUSEKEEPER FOR THE ALPINE MOTEL ON RIVER STREET IN HELEN, GEORGIA, NEAR ROBERTSTOWN. SHE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE PRESENT MOTEL SITE FOR 27 YEARS BEFORE MOVING INTO THE COUNTRY IN 1974. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF SOME 270 RESIDENTS HAS GOTTEN TOO CROWDED FOR HER. “I STILL LIKE TO VISIT, […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Helen, Georgia, USA.

GARDEN AND MOBILE HOMES ON UNICOI STREET IN HELEN, GEORGIA NEAR ROBERTSTOWN. THE STEEPLE OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IS SEEN IN THE LEFT BACKGROUND. THE TOWN WAS TYPICAL OF SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES IN THE AREA UNTIL 1969 WHEN THE RESIDENTS DECIDED TO RENOVATE BUSINESS DISTRICT SHOPS WITH A BAVARIAN ALPINE THEME. THE SUCCESS OF THE […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Hiawassee, Georgia, USA.

THREE GENERATIONS OF THE TAYLOR FAMILY OF HIAWASSEE GEORGIA, WORK NEARBY AT THE ORBIT MANUFACTURING CO. CLOTHING PLANT IN NEARBY HELEN. THE PLANT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962 AND EMPLOYS 130 PEOPLE FROM THE SURROUNDING AREA. THE TAYLORS MAKE A 30-MILE ROUND TRIP TO HELEN EACH DAY. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF SOME 270 RESIDENTS HAS […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Helen, Georgia, USA.

MISS WHITE COUNTY ELEMENTARY 1975 RIDES INTO HELEN, GEORGIA IN A CORVETTE IN A FOURTH OF JULY PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET. HELEN WAS TYPICAL SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF LESS THAN 300 UNTIL EARLY IN 1969 WHEN TOWN OFFICIALS, BUSINESSMEN AND RESIDENTS ENDORSED THE RENOVATION OF THE BUSINESS DISTRICT WITH A BAVARIAN ALPINE THEME THE PROJECT […]