Thursday, August 25, 2011

America, America IX - Signs of discrimination

© Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos - Hampton, Virginia, 1962

© Marion Post Wolcott - Negro man entering movie theater by Colored entrance, Belzoni, Mississippi, October 1939

© Jack Delano - A street scene near the bus station, Durham, North Carolina, May 1940

© Danny Lyon / Magnum Photos - A segregated cab service, Birmingham, Alabama, 1962

© Russell Lee - Man drinking at a water cooler in the street car terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1939

© Arthur Siegel - A drinking fountain, Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1943

© Dorothea Lange - The Rex theater for colored people, Leland, Mississippi, in the Delta area, June 1937

© Esther Bubley - People waiting for a bus at the Greyhound bus terminal, Memphis, Tennessee, September 1943

© John Vachon - A drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn, Halifax, North Carolina, April 1938

© Marion Post Wolcott - Secondhand clothing stores and pawn shop on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939

© John Vachon - Sign in a beer parlor window, Sisseton, South Dakota, September 1939

© Russell Lee - Sign above moving picture theater, Waco, Texas, November 1939


  1. Stunning photos, makes me feel lucky to be living in the twenty-first century. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This remainds me a photobook from Jacob Holdt "American Pictures".