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  • Karen Mccall

    April 1937. “Girl at Gee’s Bend. Descendants of slaves of the Pettway family are still living very primitively on the plantation.” Wilcox County, Alabama. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Picture Window: 1937)

  • Jacob Freeze

    Artelia Bendolph, Gee's Bend Alabama, 1937 - Arthur Rothstein

  • Chris Moye

    Little girl in log shack by Arthur Rothstein, Gee's Bend, AL,1937.

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Sewing a quilt. Gees Bend, Alabama. Photographed by Arthur Rothstein, April 1937. Pinned from Yale University's Photogrammar site.

Gee's Bend Quilters. The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African American) quilts, but with a geometric simplicity reminiscent of Amish quilts and modern art. The women of Gee’s Bend passed their skills and aesthetic down through at least six generations to the present.

compilation of historic Rothstein photos

Sue Willie Seltzer, born 1922. "Housetop" -- nine-block "Half-Logcabin" variation, ca 1955, cotton and sythetic blends, 80 x 76 inches.

This is one fabulous courthouse steps quilt from the Gee's Bend series. You wouldn't think these colors would work as well as they do, but they really pop!

gee's bend -saw these exhibited at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. They are awesome!

gee's bend quilts, 3rd grade, use fabric scraps to tie in w/ Mali Mudcloths?

Gees Bend - love these images, and love the women that made them. I love reading the stories from Gee's Bend.

Gees Bend Quilt: Arlonzia Pettway, "Housetop" nine-block variation, 1982, 87x80 inches. From the book "Gee's Bend: The Women and Their Quilts," Tinwood Books 2002

Gee's Bend Quilt by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

love the randomness. Probably from "The Quilters Of Gee's Bend" Love it! qb