This Photographer Captured The Most Iconic Photos Of Rural Kentucky, And Her Story Is Fascinating – Only In Your State

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words; and indeed, there’s something so captivating and powerful about photography. It commemorates a moment in time, or history, in a way no other medium can. Take the photography of Marion Post Wolcott, for example. This incredibly talented photographer captured some of the most iconic photos of rural America — Kentucky included — during the Great Depression, with her images both heartbreaking and beautiful. She might not be as well-known as some of her contemporaries, but her story is fascinating, and her legacy is truly inspiring.
For more photos from this historic moment in Kentucky history — including work from Marion Post Wolcott — check out these images from the 1940s.