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Charles McCartney and family with their goat caravan, Rockford, Illinois, 1939

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Creator:Florida Pre-Vues Post Card
Creator:Southern Labor Archives
Title:Charles McCartney and family with their goat caravan, Rockford, Illinois, 1939
Date:1939
Description:

Post card. Text on reverse: "Chas. or Chess McCartney and family with their goat caravan, Rockford, Illinois, 1939. Chess and his Goats have been traveling from Maine to Florida for over 20 years--covering over 80,000 miles, His headquarters is the Free Thinking Christian Mission, Route 2, Jeffersonville, Georgia." Before becoming the wandering Goat Man, McCartney worked for the WPA cutting timber until he suffered an accident that crippled his left arm. Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_208

Types:Photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Curiosities and wonders | Goats--Illinois | Travel | Goats | Family | Household moving | Kennedy, Stetson | McCartney, Charles, 1901- | United States, Illinois, Winnebago County, Rockford, 42.2711311, -89.0939952
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Original Material:

Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

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Cite as: L1979-37_208, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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