Wednesday, February 22

1965 Oral History Interview with FSA Photographer Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Post, "Up Stinking Creek, Pine Mountain, Kentucky": photographer unknown, February 1940 (Library of Congress)

Yesterday, the Internet led us to a wonderful post by Tom Clark on his blog Beyond the Pale: Marion Post Wolcott: A Modern Gypsy in an Automobile. Featured are more than 20 of FSA photographer Marion Post Wolcott's color images from her travels through the South in the 1930s and 40s, as well as excerpts from a 1965 oral history with this celebrated documentary photographer. The post offers great insight into Wolcott's experiences in the field, documenting the lives of rural Southerners in the first part of the twentieth century.

The full transcript of the 1965 interview with Marion Post Wolcott is available on the Archives of American Art website.

A grand archive of Wolcott's FSA photographs can be viewed on the Libray of Congress website.