Serving Home and Community: Women of Southern Appalachia

March 1, 1997 – September 7, 1997

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, Documentary Photo Gallery Floor Plan

Some 50 black and white photos by Barbara T. Beirne show women (age 50-96) of the region who have suffered economic hardships due to mining and agricultural issues and who have had to care for children and sick husbands. Label text is based on oral histories provided by the women photographed.