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 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, as well as a graduate researcher at The New School.
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