The old general store photo I’ve used as the banner or header of this site was found online several months ago. Recently I was watching a PBS special about one of America’s première photographers, Dorothea Lange, and learned the photo was taken by her in July, 1939 at an old country store near Gordonton, North Carolina. At the time Lange was employed by the US Government to photographically record the Great Depression.
I did a little research and learned that Gordonton is northwest of Durham and the old building is still standing. Here’s what it looks like in recent years.