sepia-tone photos of women, children, and men in the African
American community of Columbia, South Carolina, in the 1920s and
1930s, make you wonder about their daily lives and their dreams.
There are pictures of baseball teams and fancy cars, of weddings
and funerals and college graduations, but mostly Roberts
photographed people in his studio ("That's where people
posed, most times in their Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes").
Some of the commentary seems aimed at very young children
("Is this a pet chicken?"), but even older kids and
adults will pore over the eloquent pictures. Many may go from
here to find the stories in their own family albums. -Booklist-