Daniels-Eisenstaedt Photo Tour: Warrenton
Daniels had written about Saturday afternoon in Warrenton in A Southerner Discovers the South. On Saturday, July 9, 1938, Alfred Eisenstaedt took dozens of photographs in the courthouse square to capture the scene.
A Confederate monument inscribed "Our Heroes" dominated the square, where black and white men lounged in separate groups.
Daniels and Eisenstaedt sat on the monument's pedestal-1, 2, 3, too, and Eisenstaedt's wife and two other men were part of their group. The young man with a camera around his neck may have been a photographer for Daniels's newspaper, the Raleigh News and Observer.
Many Warrenton residents were shopping that Saturday afternoon. A shot of the street taken from the corner of the square shows both the Salvage Store and Rose's 5-10-25 cent store. Closer shots show the crowds, including a young girl who seems to be dancing in front of the Salvage Store.
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