Country Store in the Mississippi Delta metal print by T Lowry Wilson. Bring your artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of a metal print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16" thick aluminum. The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a 3/4" thick wooden frame which is attached to the back. The high gloss of the aluminum sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results.
For many years these old country stores dotted the landscape of the Mississippi Delta. Most of them existed on plantations where they were known as... more
For many years these old country stores dotted the landscape of the Mississippi Delta. Most of them existed on plantations where they were known as the commissary.
The commissary was the center of activity where the sharecroppers that lived on the property would exchange their labor for goods from the store. Almost everything anyone needed could be purchased from the commissary including food, clothing and other dry goods.
The double screen doors of this old store speak of the times past. Across the front of each door is a bar or handle where typically bread or something similar was advertised. Across the stop under the stair step rook you can see circles where signs have been removed, most like those of the coca cola company.
Today's plantations have changed and with the movement to modern mechanized farming most of the commissaries and country stores have closed and been re-purposed.
Fine Art Photograph by T. Lowry Wilson
Copyright 2015 T Lowry Wilson / Old South Images
About T Lowry Wilson
I am a multi-award winning photographer from Mississippi, currently working on a new series of Mississippi Delta images that explores the paradoxical culture of the Delta. My work includes images from the southern United States as well as images from along Rt 66 in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
I am an experienced portrait and wedding photographer and am known for my ability to create images that flirt with crossing the line between a painting and a photograph.
For more information or to ask questions, please contact me using the link on this page or at my main website listed below. If you desire to have artwork signed you may contact me via the website for information regarding how to get that done.
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