Appalachian People

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Melungeons are an obscure tri-racial (white, black, and American Indian) community in Appalachia — Virginia and Tennessee.

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Melungeons are an obscure tri-racial (white, black, and American Indian) community in Appalachia — Virginia and Tennessee.

Mountain cabin taken by Wayne County, WV  photographer Thomas Luther. There is no better photo to illustrate the harshness and beauty of mountain life. So many things near and dear to mountaineers are shown in this photo - family, farming, hunting, dogs, and even banjo picking (note the kid behind the barrel of the gun).   From Doris Miller Papers, Marshall University Special Collections

Mountain cabin taken by Wayne County, WV photographer Thomas Luther. There is no better photo to illustrate the harshness and beauty of mountain life. So many things near and dear to mountaineers are shown in this photo - family, farming, hunting, dogs, and even banjo picking (note the kid behind the barrel of the gun). From Doris Miller Papers, Marshall University Special Collections

Doris Ulmann Photo of a pair of Appalachian laborer hands.

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No Known Restrictions: Child in Shack Town by Dorothea Lange, 1936 (LOC)

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ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE October, 1940. Breathitt County, Kentucky.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK

The Coon Creek Girls, of Pinch-em-Tight Hollow,KY made their broadcast debut on October 9, 1937.

Appalachian History

Appalachian history spanning roughly 1880s to 1950s.

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Working Mom: June 1939. "Mother and child, agricultural day laborer family encamped near Spiro. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee.

Working Mom: 1939 high-resolution photo

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Summer wagon trains used to be a common sight in the southern Appalachian area during the late summer months. It was a time for folks to take a week away from work and travel around the countryside near their homes. It is usually a week-long event with the participants camping at night along the way.

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Summer wagon trains used to be a common sight in the southern Appalachian area during the late summer months. It was a time for folks to take a week away from work and travel around the countryside near their homes. It is usually a week-long event with the participants camping at night along the way.

American Mining Communities Russell Lee (Photographer)

Russell Lee - Amber Collection

Photographs from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) work in the 1930s and the American Mining Communities project commissioned by the Dept of Interior in the 1940s.