Nostalgia

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The Library of Congress continues to digitize and post to Flickr its trove of old photos. This series includes hundreds of color photographs from the 1930s and 1940s. The 1939 photo below is of a juke joint and gas station in Melrose, Louisiana.

 

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10 Responses to “Nostalgia”

  1. #1 |  A. Jorgensen | 

    Decent book, familiar cover: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393076520/theagitator-20/

  2. #2 |  Tim C | 

    Ha, I’ve actually HAD Jax beer. Tasted like it was made with Mississippi water, IIRC!

  3. #3 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Your tax dollars at work.

  4. #4 |  Robert | 

    Looks like that scene from Cool Hand Luke where he is running from the bloodhounds and puts the pepper on the ground to throw them off.

  5. #5 |  Dr Duck | 

    Looks exactly as I picture the rural places that Dave Robicheaux would visit. Long-neck Jax, a plate of boudin, a beignet to finish. Maybe even a little wine spotioti…

  6. #6 |  Nick | 

    If the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, how could a storefront in 1930 be advertising whiskey and beer? Must be some holes in my understanding of the history of prohibition.

  7. #7 |  Radley Balko | 

    If the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, how could a storefront in 1930 be advertising whiskey and beer?

    Typo on my part. Photo is from 1939. Fixing now.

  8. #8 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    I think that’s the place Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda pulled into for gas just before they got offed.

  9. #9 |  Pugnacious | 

    Hires root beer, but no Barqs?

  10. #10 |  Library of Congress photo archive » Gator In The Desert | 

    […] Radley Balko @ The Agitator posted about a photo the Library of Congress had digitized and posted on Flikr. […]

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