This typical mid-century post office was built during the last year of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration. Arthur E. Summerfield was Postmaster General, when it was still a Cabinet-level position.
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A. T. Fuller was one of the best-known landowners and timber operators in south central Georgia for a good part of the 20th century. I made these film photographs of his headquarters in 2001. The structures were razed not long after, but represent an important era in the development of South Georgia. (The top two shots illustrate the warehouse, and the bottom image features the office.
“Home of Fine Cured Meats”
This photo, and the one following, illustrate “cold storage” facilities, which were very common in the mid-2oth century, before the rise of supermarkets. Almost every town of any size had a favored local “meat market”, and most offered storage for local meat producers. With the increase in concern over chemical additives and growth hormones, such businesses are beginning to reappear. The locavore movement, so-called for its reliance and insistence on locally grown foods and livestock, will help lead the revival of places like this, and I, for one, think it’s a great development.