Photograph taken from The People of Georgia:
an Illustrated Social History, by Mills Lane
(Savannah: Beehive Press, 1975), p. 278.
|No figure is as synonymous with early twentieth-century and
Depression-era Georgia as Eugene Talmadge. The young lawyer from McRae,
whose donning of white shirt-sleeves and red suspenders to identify with
the common man became a fashion adopted by the farmers themselves, was
synonymous with the political culture of Georgia in the late 1920s and
early 1930s. In his speeches, Talmadge honed a populism which played to
fears of large government, the encroachment of cities, and, most of all,
any change in the political influence of African-Americans.
Novotny, p. 1-2.
Irrelevant but interesting picture of Eugene Talmadge