A Rare View Of 20th Century Rural America

Country Store 1939

Much is said about the industrial and commerce-based boom that dominated and arguably defined the 20th century in the United States, but the image featured above tells a different story. Taken in 1939 in Gordon, North Carolina, five men sit afront a rustic country store that, with columns made of timber wood, seems untouched by modern technology.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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