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Deep South Subjects by Walker Evans, Eudora Welty, Tom Rankin, and Caroline Davis

October 01 through November 13, 2011

WalkerEvansDuring the Great Depression of the 1930s, the typical Southern work week was somewhat different than it is today. The Southern economy was still primarily agrarian, so Saturday was for “goin’ to town.” Then as now, Sunday was for “goin’ to church.” These twelve images reveal Deep South subjects from various perspectives, picturing the personality of the place in black and white.


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975), Sidewalk Scene, Selma, Alabama, December, 1935, 1935, gelatin silver print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 1994.7