1935 or 1936 Crossroads Vintage Storefront Photo
Sprott, Alabama was (still is?) a tiny town in Perry County, Alabama. This amazing photo was taken by photographer Walker Evans in either 1935 or 1936, during the midst of the Great Depression, as a part of his work with the Farm Security Administration (FSA) where he was assigned the task of documenting small-town life.
Buy This Print at Our Ebay Store The little building housed a U.S. Post Office, store, & gas station for the town of Sprott. The store and Post Office served the Sprott, Alabama community for more than 100 years – from 1881 until it closed in 1993!
The crossroads store is still very much the same today as it was back then, minus the top floor, as this 1930s vs 2000s storefront photo comparison shows. (ruralswalabama.org)
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