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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF34- 040823-D]

Jack Delano

Travel Preparations

During the second Great Migration, many Southerners traveled by car or bus, instead of train as their counterparts had done in the 1920s. The train, which had been highly symbolic of the Great Migration, and inspired many blues songs, was no longer the only means of transportation to the North, the Midwest, and the West. Migrants in Old Trap, North Carolina, repair their car in preparation for travel to New Jersey.

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Image ID: 1216402
Title: Migrants repairing motor before leaving Old Trap, North Carolina, for New Jersey, July 1940.
Source: Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Collection.
Name: Delano, Jack () - Photographer
Depicted: July 1940
Location: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF34- 040823-D]
Subjects: African American men
African Americans -- North Carolina
Automobiles
Camden County (N.C.)
Motor vehicles -- Maintenance and repair
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans

Keywords: Automobiles
Great Migration, 1940-1970
New Jersey
North Carolina
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