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Watermelon Man, Tifton

tifton ga watermelon seller 2006  photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

I’ve been scanning a few of my older prints from film cameras recently and came across these photos, made in the parking lot of the Tifton Mall in 2006. Men who sell watermelons from their trucks are fixtures in every small town and crossroads, even today, but this gentleman had a pile of them.

tifton ga watermelon man 2006 photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Tift County Courthouse, 1913, Tifton

tift county courthouse tifton ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

W. A. Edwards designed Tift County’s courthouse in the Beaux Arts style quite popular at the time. On first glance it may appear a bit mundane, but walk around the square and you’ll likely by inspired by its architectural influences. My favorite features are the lion medallions at the top of the front facade.

tift county courthouse lion medallion photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

National Register of Historic Places

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Danny Ross Motor Court, Tifton

tifton ga highway 41 danny ross motor court sign photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This sign was located on US 41 near ABAC. I’m not sure if it’s still standing, but it was erected in the late 1940s or early 1950s for the Danny Ross Motor Court.

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John Karey Thompson Farmhouse, Sunsweet

Sunsweet GA Tift County Abandoned Clapboard Farm House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Beth Hobby writes: This was the home of John Karey Thompson. Thompson resided in the home in the early 1900’s (approximately 1915). It was a part of the Cyclonita farm. He started the pecan orchards in the surrounding area.

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Tobacco Barn, Chula

Chula GA TIft County Old Tobacco Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Hidden from view for years, this barn was recently exposed by a clear-cut.

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Early Postcard Views of Tifton

Tifton GA Antique Postcard Love Avenue Methodist Church Dirt Streets Collection of Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Love Avenue and Methodist Church, Circa 1907

I’ve been collecting antique postcards of South Georgia towns since I was in college, beginning in 1988. I recently inherited a large collection and like to share them from time to time. Most of these were not used, but they date from 1905-1915.

Tifton GA Antique Postcard Class of Stump Pullers ABAC 2nd District Ag School Collection of Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Class of Stump Pullers, Second Congressional District Agricultural School (Known as ABAC today)

Tifton GA Antique Postcard Myon Hotel Collection of Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Hotel Myon, Circa 1912

Tifton GA Early View of Downtown Business Section Antique Postcard Collection of Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Business Section

Tifton GA Antique Postcard Early Automobile Dirt Road Pine Trees Collection of Brian Brown Vanishing SOuth Georgia USA 2014

Through the Pines, Near Tifton

TIfton GA Antique Postcard E L Vickers House Collection of Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

E. L. Vickers Residence

As it looks today.

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Sunsweet Mills, Tift County

Sunsweet Mills Sunsweet GA Tift County Ghost Town Abandoned Mill Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Oliver Davis owned this old mill and the store in Sunsweet. I made this photo in 2011 and recently learned that it collapsed some time in 2013.

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