The Landscape of the Blues

In 1969, urban renewal, which our friend Furry Lewis called "urban removal," and other modernizations had not yet altered the vernacular landscape of Black America. At every stop along their journey from Chicago to the Mississippi Delta, the Adelphi crew took film and still pictures of what they encountered. A few are presented here.

Chicago Tenements


Handy Park, Beale Street, Memphis

Masonic Lodge in Memphis


Sundry Shop in Memphis

Country Liquor Store near Brownsville, TN


Juke Joint near Brownsville, TN

R L Burnside passes a full bag of cotton to his son, Independence, Mississippi


Friend of Sleepy John's plays slide with a knife, near Brownsville, TN



R L's son, Independence, MS

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