These Powerful Historical Photographs Reveal Life In The Deep South Like Never Before

Scarred by defeat in the Civil War, much of the Deep South was to endure years of economic underdevelopment and racial friction. These images – many from the earliest days of photography – give an unrivaled insight into what life was truly like in the Old South. From abundant peanut harvests to Mississippi steamers laden with cotton, these powerful images show a region gradually getting back on its feet.