Zora Neale Hurston branched into musicology when she worked with John A. Lomax and his son, Alan Lomax. I looked up the origin of the jukebox; which led me to the juke joint; which, played a part in Hurston’s studies.
I have characters discussing booze joints, in one chapter, and this discovery may change some wording.
The left image has the following credits:
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/107444
- Photographed in June 1935.
- L to R: Hurston, French, Brown.
- Hurston worked for the WPA, collecting folklife and folklore from Floridians throughout the state. She is pictured here collecting music from French and Brown.
- Photograph was part of a 1985 traveling exhibit called “Pursuits and Pastimes”.
- Reproduced from the collection of the Library of Congress.
The other image came from Wikimedia and had these credits:
Migratory laborers outside of a “juke joint” during a slack season, Belle Glade, Florida. Photographed by Marion Post Wolcott for the U.S. Farm Security Administration in 1944.
Author: Marion Post Wolcott (1910–1990)