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Alan Lomax (; January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in preserving folk music traditions in both countries, and helped start both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. He collected material first with his father, folklorist and collector John A. Lomax, and later alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song, of which he was the director, at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs.

After 1942, when Congress cut off the Library of Congress's funding for folk song collecting, Lomax continued to collect independently in Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain, as well as the United States, using the latest recording technology, assembling an enormous collection of American and international culture. In March 2004 the material captured and produced without Library of Congress funding was acquired by the Library, which "brings the entire seventy years of Alan Lomax's work together under one roof at the Library of Congress, where it has found a permanent home." With the start of the Cold War, Lomax continued to speak out for a public role for folklore, even as academic folklorists turned inward. He devoted much of the latter part of his life to advocating what he called Cultural Equity, which he sought to put on a solid theoretical foundation through to his Cantometrics research (which included a prototype Cantometrics-based educational program, the Global Jukebox). In the 1970s and 1980s Lomax advised the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival and produced a series of films about folk music, American Patchwork, which aired on PBS in 1991. In his late seventies, Lomax completed a long-deferred memoir, The Land Where the Blues Began (1995), linking the birth of the blues to debt peonage, segregation, and forced labor in the American South.

Lomax's greatest legacy is in preserving and publishing recordings of musicians in many folk and blues traditions around the US and Europe. Among the artists Lomax is credited with discovering and bringing to a wider audience include blues guitarist Robert Johnson, protest singer Woody Guthrie, folk artist Pete Seeger, country musician Burl Ives, and country blues singer Lead Belly, among many others. "Alan scraped by the whole time, and left with no money," said Don Fleming, director of Lomax's Association for Culture Equity. "He did it out of the passion he had for it, and found ways to fund projects that were closest to his heart."

Alan Lomax Media

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Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Performance style, Choreometrics, films, Rhythms of Earth

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Performance style, Choreometrics, ...

Production, Equipment, Expenses, Production, Trim Book, Folder 2 of 2

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Africa--general

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Africa--general

Map of African culture groups. N.d. Map of African culture groups. undated

[Pedro Zuniga playing the guitar with his daughter Zenovia, San Antonio, Texas]

[Pedro Zuniga playing the guitar with his daughter Zenovia, San Antoni...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "2. Pedro Zenungia [i.e., Zuniga] with his daughter, Zenovia. May, 1934, San Antonio, Tex." Zuniga possibly Mexic... more

[African American children, False River, Louisiana]

[African American children, False River, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "Negro children, False River, La." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primar... more

[Sam Ballard (Old Dad), New Iberia, Louisiana]

[Sam Ballard (Old Dad), New Iberia, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Sam Ballard (Old Dad) New Iberia, LA., June 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

[Mr. Bornu, Summer, 1934]

[Mr. Bornu, Summer, 1934]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "1. Mr. Bornu, Summer, 1934. See A-8 11 B1, 12A1, 12A2"; Handwritten on back: "LA" Forms part of: Lomax collecti... more

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Handwritten on back: "Candy seller Mexican, San Antonio, Texas." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carol...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "2. Farm wagon, Reed Camp, SC Dec 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk music... more

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[Farm wagon, driven by an African American man, Reed Camp, South Carol...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Farm Wagon, Reed Camp, S.C.; 2; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk m... more

James Baker (Iron Head), Sugar Land, Texas

James Baker (Iron Head), Sugar Land, Texas

Handwritten on back: "James Baker (Iron Head) Sugarland, Tex. June 1934." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Typed on back: "1. Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[John Bray, half-length portrait, standing with hand on shoulder, Amelia, Louisiana]

[John Bray, half-length portrait, standing with hand on shoulder, Amel...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "3. John Bray (Big Nig), Amelia, La., October, 1934. See A8, 92, 93."; Handwritten on back: "Big Nig." Forms part... more

[John Bray, half-length portrait, standing with hand on shoulder, Amelia, Louisiana]

[John Bray, half-length portrait, standing with hand on shoulder, Amel...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "John Bray." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the south... more

[African American convicts working with axes, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[African American convicts working with axes, Reed Camp, South Carolin...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Convicts Reed Camp, SC; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians... more

[Stavin' Chain playing guitar and singing the ballad "Batson," Lafayette, La. (fiddler in the background)]

[Stavin' Chain playing guitar and singing the ballad "Batson," Lafayet...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Stavin' Chain singing the ballad, "Batson," Lafayette, La., June, 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of... more

[John Bray, standing with hands raised underneath a bridge, Amelia, Louisiana]

[John Bray, standing with hands raised underneath a bridge, Amelia, Lo...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "John Bray." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the south... more

[Baptist congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana]

[Baptist congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas.... more

[African American convicts working with axes, watchtower in background, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[African American convicts working with axes, watchtower in background...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Convicts Reed Camp, SC; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians... more

[African American prisoners at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana ( Leadbelly in foreground); Prisoner with guitar, at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana]

[African American prisoners at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana ( Lea...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Angola, Louisiana"; "N66-1"; "N67-1." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting fol... more

[Baptist women, Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana]

[Baptist women, Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Baptist church, congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, La., July, 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collecti... more

Baptist congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, La.

Baptist congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, La.

Handwritten on back: "Baptist Congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, La., July, 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and t... more

[Man standing in front of house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing in front of house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Singers & dancers, New Bite, Cat Is., July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of p... more

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Bound for Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

[Wallace Quarterman, Frederica, Georgia]

[Wallace Quarterman, Frederica, Georgia]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Walla... more

[Rear view of woman entering house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Rear view of woman entering house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lo...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Handwritten on back of print: "Baptism, near Mineola, Tex., Summer, 1935." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mar...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos possibly taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lom... more

[African American man, sitting outdoors, Eatonville, Florida]

[African American man, sitting outdoors, Eatonville, Florida]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Negro... more

Episcopal church, Cat Island, June 1935

Episcopal church, Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Episc. church Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depic... more

[Two men and a girl posed standing in foreground, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men and a girl posed standing in foreground, possibly from the vi...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Gertrude Thurston, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Gertrude Thurston, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Gertrude Thurston, New Bite, Cat Island, july 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection o... more

[Child, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[Child, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

[Child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax a...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

Cat Island, July 1935

Cat Island, July 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Cat Is. July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musi... more

[Main road, New Bight, Cat Island, June 1935]

[Main road, New Bight, Cat Island, June 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Main road; New Bite, Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photograph... more

[Woman standing outside two houses, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing outside two houses, possibly from the visit by Alan Lo...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man wearing tie, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man wearing tie, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by A...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Main road, New Bight, Cat Island, June 1935]

[Main road, New Bight, Cat Island, June 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Main road; New Bite, Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photograph... more

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Handwritten on back: "Baptism, near Mineola, Tex., Summer, 1935." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

Pan-Amer[ican] clipper that brought us to Nassau, June 1935

Pan-Amer[ican] clipper that brought us to Nassau, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Pan-Amer. clipper that brought us to Nassau June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collectio... more

[Cleveland Simmons (tallest), and others, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[Cleveland Simmons (tallest), and others, Old Bight, Cat Island, Baham...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Cleve... more

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Bound for Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

[Nassau harbor, people on docks(?), Alan Lomax sitting near boat at dock(?), from Georgia, Florida and Bahamas expedition, 1935]

[Nassau harbor, people on docks(?), Alan Lomax sitting near boat at do...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back of seco... more

[Man standing at door of house, looking out, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Cat Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing at door of house, looking out, possibly from the visit b...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Baptism near Mineola, Texas

Handwritten on back: "Baptism, near Mineola, Tex., Summer, 1935." Forms part of: Lomax photographs depicting folk musicians in the Lomax Collection.

[Woman with child, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[Woman with child, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

Alex[ander] Rolle, Bailiff (?), Old Bite, Cat Is[land], July 1935

Alex[ander] Rolle, Bailiff (?), Old Bite, Cat Is[land], July 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Alex. Rolle, Bailiff? Old Bite, Cat Is., July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection o... more

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Singers & dancers, New Bite, Cat Is., July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of p... more

Cat Island, July 1935

Cat Island, July 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Cat Is. July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musi... more

[One man and two women, New Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[One man and two women, New Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

[Child sitting in window, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Child sitting in window, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Ma...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman from Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[Woman from Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

[Woman and boy standing in road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman and boy standing in road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman standing, full-length, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, full-length, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Singers & dancers, New Bite, Cat Is., July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of p... more

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Bound for Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

[Leaving us at New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Leaving us at New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Leaving us at New Bite, Cat Is. July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photogr... more

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Singers & dancers, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Singers & dancers, New Bite, Cat Is., July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of p... more

[Naomi McKurney, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Naomi McKurney, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Naomi McKurney, New Bite, Cat Island, July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of p... more

[Man standing, half-length, with pipe, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing, half-length, with pipe, possibly from the visit by Alan...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly taken during the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly taken during the visit by Alan Lomax...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lom... more

[Man standing next to road, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing next to road, facing front, possibly from the visit by A...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two African American men, squatting, Eatonville, Florida]

[Two African American men, squatting, Eatonville, Florida]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two African American men, squatting, Eatonville, Florida]

[Two African American men, squatting, Eatonville, Florida]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Eaton... more

[Two men walking down road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men walking down road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "New Bite; Cat Is. July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

[Young baby held by mother, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July  1935]

[Young baby held by mother, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Young... more

[Alexander Rolle (?), Bailiff (?), Old Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Alexander Rolle (?), Bailiff (?), Old Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Old Bite, Cat Is. Alexander Rolle, Bailiff? July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection... more

[Two girls, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[Two girls, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "two u... more

[People standing in front of a building, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[People standing in front of a building, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahama...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

[Woman holding child on her lap, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas]

[Woman holding child on her lap, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

[Woman standing, facing right, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, facing right, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax a...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Woman sitting and holding infant, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

[Woman sitting and holding infant, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unkno... more

Children's singing game, Cat Island, June 1935

Children's singing game, Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Cat Island June 1935"; "Children's singing game." Forms part of: Lomax collection of p... more

[Man standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Rev. Haynes, half-length portrait, Eatonville, Florida]

[Rev. Haynes, half-length portrait, Eatonville, Florida]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Rev. ... more

[Groups of people dancing (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one shot). Photos probably from the Georgia, Florida and Bahamas expedition, 1935]

[Groups of people dancing (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one sho...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos probably taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on bac... more

[Man walking down road, at a distance, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man walking down road, at a distance, possibly from the visit by Alan...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two women of Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas July 1935]

[Two women of Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas July 1935]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "women... more

[Alexander Rolle (?), Bailiff (?), Old Bight, Cat Island, July 1935

[Alexander Rolle (?), Bailiff (?), Old Bight, Cat Island, July 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Alex. Rolle? Bailiff?, Old Bite, Cat Is., July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection ... more

[Land transportation owner (donkey cart), New & Old Bight, Cat Island]

[Land transportation owner (donkey cart), New & Old Bight, Cat Island]

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Land transportation owner (donkey cart), New & Old Bite, Cat Is., June [i.e., July] 19... more

[Alexander Rolle, Old Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Alexander Rolle, Old Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Alexander Rolle, Old Bite, Cat Island July 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of ph... more

[Portraits of people (including Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in first frame and Alan Lomax in second frame); people dancing, Frederica, Georgia, 1935]

[Portraits of people (including Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in first frame...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Alan ... more

[Laura Alexander and Hattie Fitzgerald, New Bight, Cat Island, July 1935]

[Laura Alexander and Hattie Fitzgerald, New Bight, Cat Island, July 19...

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Laura Alexander & Hattie Fitzgerald, New Bite, Cat Island, July 1935." Forms part of: ... more

[Groups of people dancing, (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one shot). Photos probably from the Georgia, Florida and Bahamas expedition, 1935]

[Groups of people dancing, (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one sh...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos probably taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on bac... more

[Woman standing in distance, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing in distance, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two men, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visit by Alan L...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two men in doorway, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men in doorway, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visi...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman standing, facing  front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man, woman and child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man, woman and child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Bound for Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Bound for Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting... more

Unknown people on Nassau dock as we left for Cat Island, June 1935

Unknown people on Nassau dock as we left for Cat Island, June 1935

Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "unknown people on Nassau dock as we left for Cat Is. June 1935." Forms part of: Lomax ... more