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Working, Shopping And Waiting for Martians In Bainbridge, Georgia from 1961-1981 – 

Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) shows us life in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia from 1961-1981. People are working in tobacco fields, shops, and factories. waiting. He shows us supermarket shoppers waiting in line, store owners waiting for customers, people waiting for buses at the Trailways station, families and spectators waiting for verdicts at the Decatur County Courthouse, and Mrs. Tomlinson in the house of tomatoes waiting for the Martian invasion.

Those and then, oh yes, this…

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  • Cris October 8, 2020, 12:55 PM

    My grandparents lived in Bainbridge. Kwilecki was considered an odd bird by most people: “Who would sell the family hardware store to go around taking pictures of that stuff?” We usually need some distance to be able to see the value of things. I suspect that in 20(?) years this collection will be seen as a time capsule from a world long gone.

    More: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/kwilecki?f%5Bcommon_model_name_ssi%5D%5B%5D=Item

  • Rob De Witt October 8, 2020, 5:58 PM

    Melodies bring memories that linger in my heart;
    Make me think of Georgia,
    Why did we ever part?
    Some sweet day when blossoms fall, and all the world’s a song,
    I’ll go back to Georgia,
    ‘Cause that’s where I belong….